an illustration of three figures in white KKK robes in front of a burning cross outside a church

The Day the Klan Came to Town

by Bill Campbell Author and Bizhan Khodabandeh Illustrator

In this fictionalized retelling of a real historical event, author Bill Campbell and illustrator Bizhan Khodabandeh tell the story of 'Karnegie Day,' when the newly 'respectable' Klu Klux Klan descended on Carnegie, Pennsylvania in the tens of thousands to target the town's heavily Catholic residents. Focusing on the fictional protagonist Primo Salerno, a recent immigrant who fled Italy after being targeted by fascists, The Day the Klan Came to Town tells the story of Carnegie's resistance to the Klan, and how they fought back. A powerful graphic novel that offers a history lesson, a warning, and a study in community self-defense in the face of fascist and white supremacist mobilizations. A must read in the post J6 era.