The Fall of the Klan: The Story of Madge Oberholtzer

Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact
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12 min readFeb 24, 2024

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Featured image, digital collage from Madge Oberholtzer episode from Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast.
Image: Rorie Jane McCormack, Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcas

In the early 1920s, Indiana was at the centre of a Ku Klux Klan revival. With over 250,000 members, the Klan was visible, blatant in its aims, violent and very public in its displays of dominance over those they believed inferior. The abduction and murder of one woman in 1925 set in motion a series of events that would cripple the growth and influence of the Indiana Klan forever. This is the case of…

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Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact

Lover of words. Creator of things. Curator of dark curiosities. Host of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Writer of Books (Coming 2024).