Ku Klux Klan

714 WordsJan 27, 20183 Pages
There is a secret organization throughout America that has been active for several years and is responsible for more than 5,000 deaths. This organization bears the name of the KKK or Ku Klux Klan. Rosa Parks added to the topic of the KKK by saying, “It was just a matter of survival… of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl and hearing the Ku Klux Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down” (Parks). The KKK, scattered through the US, has increased and decreased as they try to accomplish their mission by using lethal tactics. The club’s history all started in the south. The Ku Klux Klan originated in south - mainly by white democrats. The confederate soldiers of the south were the Klan’s first members. A source from History.com wrote, “Confederate veterans founded the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee, in 1866” (History.com). White confederates who still wanted blacks as slaves founded the association in the Southern America state, Tennessee. Another source from Utah State University stated, “After white governments had been established in the South the Ku Klux Klan continued to undermine the power of blacks. Successful black businessmen were attacked and any attempt to form black protection groups such as trade unions was quickly dealt with” (Utah State University). This source confirmed that with white governments established the KKK was able to spread

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