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ku klux klan

ku klux klan

Winnie Xu

on 15 February 2011

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Ku Klux Klan Introduction Founder: Confederate Civil War veterans Captain John C. Lester, Major James R. Crowe, John D. Kennedy, Calvin Jones, Richard R. Reed, Frank O. McCord
Founded: 1866
Headquarters: Each different Klan group has its own headquarters.
Background: The Klan has fragmented into more than 40 separate factions of varying sizes. There is no “one” Ku Klux Klan.
Estimated size: There are over a hundred different chapters in the various Klan organizations, with varying memberships. Overall, there may be as many as 5,000 members and associates of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan is strongest in the South and in the Midwest.
Strategy: Public rallies and protests, "adopt a highway" programs and other attention getting stunts, Internet Stage First KKK 1865-1874
The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee by veterans of the Confederate Army.
It is a secret vigilante group that focused its anger reacted against Radical Republicans and sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence.
Confederate Army
The Confederate States Army was the army of the Confederate States of America (or "Confederacy")
Its brief existence between the Confederacy's establishments. Second KKK 1915-1944
The film The Birth of a Nation was released, mythologizing and glorifying the first Klan.
Leo Frank was lynched near Atlanta after the Georgia governor commuted his death sentence to life in prison. Frank had been convicted in 1913 and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a young white factory worker named Mary Phagan, in a trial marked by intimidation of the jury and media frenzy. His legal appeals had been exhausted.
The second Ku Klux Klan was founded by William J. Simmons at Stone Mountain, outside Atlanta. The lynching of Leo Frank symbol of KKK symbol of Confederate Army The film chronicles the relationship of two families in Civil War and Reconstruction-era America: the pro-Union northernStonemans and the pro-Confederacy southern Camerons over the course of several years.
It was the first motion picture to be shown at the White House. President Woodrow Wilson supposedly said the film was "... like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true". William J. Simmons William Joseph Simmons (May 6, 1880 in Harpersville, Alabama – May 18, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) was the founder of the second Ku Klux Klan on Thanksgiving Night of 1915. Later Klans, 1950 through 1960s 1. 2. 3. The name "Ku Klux Klan" began to be used by several independent groups.
During the tenure of Bull Connor as police commissioner in the city, Klan groups were closely allied with the police and operated with impunity.
In states such as Alabama and Mississippi, Klan members forged alliances with governors' administrations.
Among the more notorious murders by Klan members Soviet propaganda poster (Freedom, American style, 1950, by Nikolay Dolgorukov and Boris Efimov), showing the KKK's lynchings of blacks. stuff Questions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan http://www.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/default.asp?LEARN_Cat=Extremism&LEARN_SubCat=Extremism_in_America&xpicked=4&item=kkk http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm Ku Klux Klan, protesting students' suspensions, holds rally on steps of courthouse in Gate City
By Rick Wagner
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9029833 All reference is from these website: Members of the Ku Klux Klan rally in front of the Scott County Courthouse in Gate City on Saturday. Photo by Ned Jilton II.
newspaper headline and image from the news radio stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CTG58jIlNA some quotes about KKK “I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan” Mary Daly magine Nation: THE VARIOUS SHADY LIVES OF THE KU KLUX KLAN
from Time Magine FRi. Apr.09,1965 As University of Florida Professor David Chalmers writes in his book, Hooded Americanism, "A secret masked society, composed of autonomous units, dedicated to the use of force, operating in unsettled times, proved impossible to control. The better citizens were dropping out and the quality of membership in many of the states was declining." http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,898581,00.html http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/klan.html "But when I was doing the KKK I had constant nightmares of being exposed as a Jew and lynched by the Klan. "
Jon Ronson Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement - it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you.
Jonah Goldberg

I ran into Ku Klux Klan and the threat of hurricanes, and those two things made me decide not to build on the Alabama coast, so we came back to Memphis.
Shelby Foote 1.How many stages do the KKK have?
2.When did the KKK founded earliest?
3.What is the first motion picture to be shown at the White House?
4.When the name "Ku Klux Klan" began to be used by several independent groups?
5. Where does the brief of Confederate Army exist?
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