Ku Klux Klan Wants to Participate in Georgia Adopt-a-Highway Program

If application is approved, the KKK would receive recognition for keeping a stretch of highway in Union County clean.

A Ku Klux Klan group in Union County has filed an application to participate in Georgia's Adopt-a-Highway program, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

The application by the International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union County has generated controversy according to the AJC.

Rep. Tyrone Brooks, head of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials, labeled the group a "domestic terror group" and called for the application to be rejected.

"It should be denied just as we would deny the request from any other hate group," Brooks told Fox News.

Harley Hanson, self-identified as the "exalted cyclops of the Klan’s Realm of Georgia," said his group is simply trying to be civic-minded and has threatened legal action should the application be denied.

Administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Adopt-a-Highway program enlists volunteers to clean Georgia's roadways. In return, participating companies and organizations receive recognition in the form of signs posted along the adopted stretch of roadway.

"The volunteers of the Adopt-a-Highway program serve as visible reminders to the public that we are all stewards of the land," the GDOT website states.

Should the KKK be allowed to participate in the Adopt-a-Highway program? Tell us in the comments.

GregRodgers June 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM
This is the most insane drivel that I've read in the past few days. The KKK wants to adopt a highway...really? They are trying to be civic minded? How about they are trying to let everyone know that Union County is their county? If the state of Georgia allows this group.....(and I agree...they are terrorists) to put its name on a highway then all sanity has been lost in this state. I say....deny and let them sue. See how far it gets them. They probably want to sue....just for the negative publicity so they can spew their nonsense to the ignorant fools that they'd like to recruit. Its 2012.....and I cannot believe we still have to talk about groups like these. Really sad!!


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