21, February 2017
“30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31. The bible says that we shall love our neighbor as our self however it seems like we forget to apply this verse in our life now, but even more so in the topic of my paper. Throughout this essay I will cover the birth of this historic event to the life it had and lastly to the death of it. While life as a black man now is no different than that of a white man, it wasn’t always like that, in fact blacks were treated very unjust and …show more content…
A major member who hated blacks was the elected police commissioner of Alabama. Connor considered any protest or civil rights movement act as a challenge of his power and made him act in anger towards them. Connor did many things to blacks, most painful and others just social humiliation. How ever it is said that later he regretted how he treated them and wished he could take it back. Connor had a hateful heart towards black that didn’t give him a good reputation but some do believe he really was sorry before passing away. This is just one of many political characters who hated blacks and did many hateful things to them to try to stop the movement they were creating. Finally, in this paragraph I want to see if they impacted the movement. After reading some info I have figure that they did take a toll on it in the way that they killed many blacks and put them in fear for their lives. However, it didn’t stop the movement from going on in fact it eventually made them stronger and made them want to fight harder than ever, which helped them gain ground on their fight.
A major group of people were created called the Ku Klux Klan, which was an organized group whose main goal was to put terror in the eyes of the African Americans. This Klan did terrible things that killed many blacks, and destroyed their homes and work places.
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The Ku Klux Klan was a secret terrorist organization that was created by six well educated Confederate veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the December of 1865. Their main objective was to restore white supremacy through acts of violence such as murder, against both Black and White Republicans. The KKK had eventually spread to every southern state, and Klansmen would often terrorize republicans regardless of their race. Members of the KKK believed that African Americans were inferior to Whites and did not believe that Blacks deserved equal rights. Although the rebel groups were outlawed and made illegal, many of them remained in existence and appeared after the reconstruction had ended. This proved the Reconstruction to be ineffective as many Southerners were still fighting against the government and opposed them. In addition, African Americans were still deprived of their rights by these
The Ku Klux Klan was a frightful organization that began in retaliation to the Reconstructions movements that attempted to mitigate inequality in the south, and the KKK grew and prospered by promoting racial prejudice towards African-Americans, utilizing appalling acts of
Life for African Americans in the United States has never been easy. First they were enslaved and later became free. Lastly they just needed the same rights as everyone else. The Klu Klux Klan wasn’t going to let that happen. The Klan wanted to stop all political and economical equality for African Americans. They were violent and terrorized all African Americans and anyone who tried to help them acquire equality. The Klu Klux Klan is a harsh and is extremely racist. They had a part in economic and social problems in the United States in the late 1860s (History.com Staff).
Since the end of slavery, African Americans have been able to live their lives as they wished. The KKK (Klu Klux Klan) took away some of that freedom by killing and terrorizing African Americans. By 1924, the KKK gained more membership due to the belief that if African Americans had rights, they would take the white man’s job.
During the 1800’s the United States was consumed by racial tension and discrimination. The African American people wanted to be equal to the white people, and the white people felt the African Americans shouldn 't be. This caused many uprisings and the formation of groups based on belief. One very infamous group was the Klu Klux Klan. They were a group based on hate and violence towards African American people. The KKK eventually extended into every state, victimizing any African American they could.
The group known as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was first founded in 1866. The KKK was organized by white supremacist to go against the Republicans Reconstruction-era policies. The members of the group formed in the southern states. They met secretly and formed a campaign to intimidate and use violent acts of discrimination towards both white and black Republican leaders. The Ku Klux Klan had laws passed against them, to stop there acts of injustice, which was considered terrorism. The Ku Klux Klan was a group that formed three times, and had different phases. The reformatted in the early 20th century, and came back stronger than the were before. They held rallies, burned homes and people, burnt crosses, and held marches against immigrants and other religions. Another phase was after the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s the activity was very violent
One of the Ku Klux Klan’s mains purposes was to protect the way they live from African Americans, Jews, and Catholics. They had the biggest impact on African Americans. The discrimination and the violence of the group was well known through different communities. The Klan was also known for crucial beatings and murders against the black population. They tried to emphasize that the blacks were a subpar race.
The KKK was originally founded as a social club for past Confederate soldiers. In 1865, the KKK grew into a terrorist association. The KKK had racist activity in the form of riots in the South aiming directly at the blacks but also targeted the Republicans. The KKK killed 46 people, wounded 70 and a large quantity of churches and schools were burned.
In 1867, the Ku Klux Klan formed in Tennessee. The Ku Klux Klan were persecuted African Americans in order to prevent them from voting. They favor the Whites to dominate the United States. Black Codes were passed in the South which prohibited blacks from owning property and restricted their rights including their labor
The Ku Klux Klan organization is very important in history but unfortunately it was a bad group of people who where racist. Also the end of the Civil war is a very significant part of history. As the struggle of blacks for freedom came to an end, a new form of struggle began to form. Political, social, and economic gains of blacks after the Civil war became really frightening!! The idea of whites loosing superiority over blacks felt unacceptable. The poor social white class feared of losing their jobs, and the wealthy of loosing cheap labor. As a result, racist groups began to form. The name Ku Klux Klan is now known all over the world. At first formed as a small social
The KKK was a group made to oppose the extension of citizenship and voting rights among former slaves and to end republican party control of the state government. The KKK wanted social control of African Americans, immigrants, and labor unions, and other groups who threatened their privileged position in the American society. The KKK would often label the African Americans as savages
The Ku Klux Klan was a racial hate group in the south that made sure blacks did not get any civil rights. Members in the Ku Klux Klan believed whites were superior to other races. The KKK hated the blacks because they believed slaves, who were the blacks, are to be less than human. Only white Anglo-Saxon Protestants or known as “WASPS” could become members. The members also had to pay monthly fees so they could “adopt a highway” to look good in the eyes of the communities.
The Ku Klux Klan was a politically and racially motivated group that discouraged and frustrated attempts at racial equality (Bowles 2011). They were against all equality for anyone who supported a Union or was black. They were in control of the Southern states and they ran amuck abusing and murdering anyone they felt would threaten their way of life and the local and state governments sat back and supported their efforts to keep the blacks enslaved at all costs. In and article written by the Harper’s Weekly paper about the atrocities in the South it stated that,