Madge: The Life and times of Madge Oberholtzer, th
The true story of Madge Oberholtzer, the young Irvington woman who brought down D.C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan. Newsman Harold C. Feightner wrote about her, saying “Few deaths of comparatively inconspicuous people have had the far-flung effects that hers did. Her passing marked the beginning of the end of the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana; it resulted in the indictment of Governor Ed Jackson; the indictment and conviction of Mayor Ed L. Duvall, of Indianapolis, and other city officials and a complete change in the capital cities’ administration, and it nearly wrecked a political party.”
Paperback. 498 pages. 2021, Irvington Historical Society. By Charlotte Halsema Ottinger.