What Does the Official Uniform of the KKK Have to Do With Medieval Easter Penitents?

The original Ku Klux Klan had no sartorial code but its second coming sported cone hats - for a very odd reason

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Hooded penitents from the Brotherhood of Jesus in a procession during Holy Week celebrations, Zamora, Spain, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Holy processions take place across Spain as Christians gather to celebrate the week leading up to Easter and the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Hooded penitents from the Brotherhood of Jesus in a procession during Holy Week celebrations in Zamora, Spain, March 24, 2016.Credit: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg
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Elon Gilad
'El Silencio' brotherhood penitents, Zamora, Spain, April 12, 2017Credit: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP
Klansmen, as we know them today.Credit: AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Ryan Moore
Klan regalia: Usually white robes and hood.Credit: AP Photo/John Bazemore

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