Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan-
The first Ku Klux Klan was an organization that happened in
the South during the Reconstruction period followed by the Civil War. It was a
racial, anti-Semitic movement that used extreme violence to fulfill their
goals. The Klan has one of the greatest numbers of national and local groups
around the country.  They wore flowing
white sheets and white masks and they muffled their horses’ hooves and covered
them in white robes. They whipped and lynched the blacks as well as the “carpetbaggers”
and “scalawags”. They have a lot of criminal activity that range from hate
crimes to acts of domestic terrorism.  The
Klan was effective in keeping the black men away from the polls which made the
ex-confederates gain political control in many states. Their targets ranged
from Jews, Catholics, homosexuals and immigrants.


Is there more than one Ku Klux Klan? There is no one Ku Klux
Klan. So far, there have been three Klan’s; the first in 1865-1870, the second
in 1915-1944, and the third had been going on since 1946. (Wikipedia) The Klan
has one of the greatest numbers of national and local groups around the
country.  ADL says there are over 100
different chapters in the various Klan organizations with varying members. They
also state that there might be as many as 5,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan






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