The Birth of The Ku Klux Klan Essay

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The Birth of The Ku Klux Klan

How the KKK was started / how they got there name .................page 3
How they got there disguises........................................................page 4
Jokes that they would play on the blacks......................................page 5
How they would initiate members.................................................page 6
Names that members had and that were given..............................page 7
Expanding The Ku Klux Klan......................................................page 8
The "Cove"(Den # 2)..................................................................page 9
The plaque that is dedicated to the original six members...............page 10
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http://www.hatewatch.co.up/klan/1st_era.html History of the Ku Klux Klan: The era.
Robert Arjet 7/3/99

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The Ku Klux Klan originated in today's Southeast. However, back in the 1860's it was just the South. the Ku Klux Klan was not ever based on Scottish clans evan though the Ku Klux Klan has been seed to be based on Scottish clans. The Ku Klux Klan started as a group of men that were in the Civil War together they would do this some time around 1865-1866. They would go to the bar and talk about the old days of being in the war. One night, one of the guys named Nathan Bedford said, "Hey, you guys, let's go over to that Nigger's house and scare the vergesus out of him".1 This all happened in
Pulasky, Tennessee in 1865. We all know how word gets around and in a few months the
Ku Klux Klan was officially a racial organization. They did not have a name yet , but that was cleared up very easily. The Ku Klux Klan got their name from the Greek word kyklos, meaning circle and the English word

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