Campus / Community / News / May 11, 2015

Students report harassment from alleged KKK members

Knox students walking from an off-campus reported harassment from men in a passing vehicle, according to an email from Campus Safety Officer Nathan Kemp.

The students had been walking south on Cherry St. near Tompkins St. when they were approached by a dark red vehicle slowed down them, and a hooded man shouted comments at the students related to “the brotherhood.” The students described the hood as a Ku Klux Klan style hood that concealed his face.

The same vehicle slowed near students near the Knox College sign in front of George Davis Hall and made similar comments to a group of students then. Reports were made to Campus Safety and Galesburg Police Department.

Students or witnesses are encouraged to contact campus safety or file an anonymous report form at


Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

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