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KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield

KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield

A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group plans on holding an event in Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the three-day Civil War battle, park officials said.

The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group, will stage a three-hour event on Oct. 5, on the battlefield’s grounds, just a stone’s throw from the national cemetery. President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - regarded as one of most famous speeches in U.S. history - was delivered at the dedication of the national cemetery.

Park officials released a statement listing Baltimore resident Richard Preston as the event’s coordinator. Preston’s group plans on using a...

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