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The Ku Klux Klan

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The Ku Klux Klan
Time when it was first formed
Christmas Eve
Pulaski, Tennessee
6 Confederate Army Veterans
Started as a club of pranksters
Transformed to an organization of terror and violence due to circumstances of the era
First leader Nathan Bedford Forrest
Aim termination of voting and exercise of rights for blacks
Terrorize, hit, assassinate blacks and their white supporters
Called the “Invisible Empire”
Blacks no longer involved in Southern political life
1871, “force bill” Klan vanishes

Origins of its name
Greek word “Kuklos”, meaning circle
“Klan” they were all of Scotch-Irish descent
Ideas and thoughts focused on K’s
Ku suggested by a member
Resulted to “Ku Klux Klan”

"Black citizens of Lakeland confront the Ku Klux Klan on Florida Avenue, August 1938."
< http://www.lakelandgov.net/libraryspecialcollections/Exhibits/AfricanAmericanExperienceinLakeland/PeopleEvents/KKK1938.aspx >.
“Ku Klux Klan Holds 1st National Meeting In 1867”
<http://newsone.com/2412914/kkk-history/ >.

ΥΥ"Lynching of two blacks by The Ku Klux Klan"
"The Klan Never Dies"

What is it
Body of white secret circles
Against minority groups such as the blacks, the Jews and others
Known as the KKK or the Klan
Vibrant in the US and in Canada
Clothing robes and hoods
Members use brutality
Burn crosses
Four main eras of action

“The Ku Klux Klan Symbol”

Their methods to get their message across
Violence and terrorism
Discrimination using racial epithets and Profanities
Burning of crosses
Desecration of synagogues
Flaming of black homes

General Information
Name: Alexandra Tsitsirigkos
Section: CN8/C6
Teacher’s Name: Mrs Stravolemos

Groups of people they try to terrorize
Mainly blacks and Jews
Civil rights workers
Labor organizers
All immigrants, especially Hispanics and Vietnamese

Time when it was first formed
What is it

Origins of the name
Groups of people which they try to terrorize
Their methods to get their message across
Brief overview of tts history
Whether or not it still operates today in America
The Ku Klux Klan
“How did a country that historically has been a melting pot for
diverse races, a country founded on beliefs of freedom of speech and freedom of religion for all, even come to nurture such frenzies of hate and violence? The answer lies in more than a century of passionate appeals to prejudice by the Ku Klux Klan-America’s oldest and most persistent hate-mongering organization’’


Catholics not a target, considered allies
Main target: Blacks and Hispanics
Victims have remained same over the years
Three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi
Bombing of church in Birmingham, Alabama where four black girls were killed
In Forsyth County, Georgia there was one black person amongst 35600 people

Young black man killed in Mobile, Alabama
Assassination of five anti-Klan members in Greensboro, North Carolina

During that era
Bombarded schools with hate filled literature
Indoctinated youth
Violent movements (Skinheads and The White Aryan Resistance)
March of January 17, 1987
They used their fists, clubs, and threw rocks and bottles

March of January 24, 1987
Equipped with chains, knifes, even bows and arrows

Brief overview of its history
Chandler, D. L. "Ku Klux Klan Holds 1st National Meeting OnThis Day In 1867." News One RSS. Interactive

Cook, Fred J. The Ku Klux Klan. New York: Julian Messner, 1989. Print.

Heller, Steven. "Devolution of a Symbol: The Swastika Through the Years." Print Magazine. F + W Media, 3

Ingalls, Robert  P. "Ku Klux Klan." World Book Advanced. World Book,
2013. Web. 11 Dec. 2013.

"Ku Klux Klan - Extremism in America." Ku Klux Klan -- Extremism in America. Anti-Defamation League,


One, 24 Apr. 2013. Web. 20 Dec. 2013. <http://newsone.com/2412914/kkk-history/ >.
May 2013. Web. 20 Dec. 2013. <http://www.printmag.com/imprint/devolution-of-the-swastikl/>.
2013. Web. 20 Dec. 2013. <http://archive.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/default.asp>.
mid 1920s
"Force Bill"
Klan fades away
Organization of new Klan
William J. Simmons
Atlanta, Georgia
More than 2 million people have joined
Public criticism
Klan weakened
Klan first formed
Six Confederate Army Generals
Year 1866
Pulaski, Tennessee
Nathan Bedford Forrest first leader of the KKK
Quick expansion, “Invisible Empire”
Blacks not involved in politics
Klan vanishes once more
New wave of brutality
Imprisonment of Klan members
Membership decreases to 50000
Accept women and youth (mid 1970s)
Hate towards Roman Catholics terminated
Klan members reach 10000
Klan revived once again
After his death the Klan devided in antagonizing parties with the same oppositions
Persecutions and financial penalties
Klan membership less than 6000

1990s to early 2000s growing neo-Nazi power
2005 collapse
2006 Klan spikes noticeably upwards
Exploit fears in America over gay marriage,perceived assaults on Christianity, crime and especially immigration (for recruitment and propaganda purposes, to attract publicity)
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