Read "Notre Dame and the Klan". ND students went against a big
by irishbacker (2007-03-10 13:12:03)
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  In reply to: I heard a different story about the "fighting" part of the name  posted by saNDiego

Klan rally in late spring of 1924, basically leading to the elimination of the Klan as a viable political organization in Indiana. Prior to that, the Klan had grown to a major force in Indiana, basically controlling state politics. Within a few months of the riot, ND had won it's first consensus national football championship (4 horsemen year) and the Indiana Klan leader was convicted of 2nd degree murder. Go Fightin' Irish!

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