KKK Symphony Orchestra
Supposedly part of a Klan attempt to change its image, it was going to allow players from all racial and ethnic backgrounds (although all still wearing white hoods), and pay its players extremely well.
Even a decade later, the scholarly book, Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics, and Culture, from the University of Chicago Press, still thought it was real.
- Abel's website on the hoax
- New York Post article on the hoax
- 1992 article on Abel from the American Journalism Review
See also: The Topless String Quartet