Junior Ku Klux Klan

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The KKK was nothing without the next generation. If it had no one to pass its legacy down to, it's impact would only last the few years its current members were alive. If it instilled the generation with its values, there is no containing the possibilities for the Klan's expansion. In order to mold the next generation into future Klan members, the Klan created auxillaries for children. Much of the appeal of these auxiliaries was that, not only were these kids following in their parents footsteps, but they were also too busy to become involved in delinquent activity. The first auxiliary created was the Junior Ku Klux Klan. It was aimed towards teenage boys age 12-18. The organization had bylaws, a constitution, and rituals. It even had its own magazine, titled The Junior Klansmen Weekly. The boys were supervised by a KKK or WKKK Klan member, but the boys did a lot on their own, including electing their own officers. In order to be involved, the boys had to be native-born, white, Protestant, and able to portray “an understanding of the meaning of the Constitution (Blee 1991, 2001).”…show more content…
It was called the Tri-K Klub, and was modeled after and overseen by the WKKK. It had its own robes, hierarchy, and ritual. The girls declared the “Klan katechism of loyalty, obedience, selflessness, and Christian patriotism.” The WKKK ensured that the main focus of the Tri-K Klub was politics. Through this auxiliary, girls were shaped into perfect, moral young women who would easily become the next generation of women in the KKK. Much like the Junior Klan, the requirements of being in the Tri-K Klub were being a white, native-born Protestant, and showing an understanding of the Constitution (Blee 1991,
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