What Is The Klu Klux Klan?

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The Klu Klux Klan Did you know that in the 1920’s the klan had exceeded 4 million people nationwide. The klan had started in the South in 1866. The klan was born in Pulaski, Tennessee.It was started by a white man named General Nathan B. Forest. People joined this group either because they didn’t like the African Americans or they were anti- Catholic, anti- Semitic, anti- birth control, anti-immigrant, anti-Darwinism, and anti-Prohibition stances. The klan was an easy group to make but, when it got started it wasn’t a pretty sight. When the klan started out they had been making a lot of violence. The group started out burning down houses, whipping, lynches, and also kidnapping. The klan had done this only, because they didn’t like other…show more content…
A few years later, people had been getting together. Then, finally In November 1915, on Stone Mountain, Georgia, a second Ku Klux Klan was founded by preacher William J. Simmons, proclaiming it a “high-class, mystic, social, patriotic” society devoted to defending womanhood, white Protestant values, and “native-born, white, gentile Americans. The new klan had taken the same rituals as the first klan. The new Klan cloaked itself as a patriotic organization devoted to preserving traditional American values against enemies in the nation’s midst. The second Klan adopted the rituals and regalia of its predecessor as well as the same antiblack ideology, to which it added anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant, anti-birth control, anti-Darwinist, and anti-Prohibition stances. The second Klan perpetrated more than five hundred hangings and burnings of African Americans. In 1924, forty thousand Klansmen marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, sending a message to the federal government that there should be a white, Protestant United…show more content…
After a white police officer killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, inciting mass protest, the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK issued fliers threatening to take action against the protesters if they caused any harm to peaceful citizens of the neighborhood. The group that was made in 1866, didn’t take just a big impact then, it also took a big impact on today. In 2014, a black man was killed by a white police officer. The
Popham 4 death of the man killed had brought horrific riots. It was so horrific it had brought the KKK. The group would drive down the street while they took place. They still have secret meetings. The KKK is no group to mess with. The klan is scattered all over the U.S. You never know where they are. YOU could be sitting by one right
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