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Kux Klux Klan's creation
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1865 : Birth of the Kux Klux Klan
Six south soldiers
White cross --> white race
Drop of blood--> Jesus at the crucifixion
of the Klan
2. Creation's context and main values
3. First Kux Klux Klan
4. Second Kux Klux Klan
5. From the Civil Rights movement to nowadays
6. Kux Klux Klan nowadays
The Kux Klux Klan's costum
1867 Nathan Bedford Forest
: First Grand Wizard
1861-1865 : American Civil War
Unionist(North) >< Confederate (south)
Jim Craw Law
Emergence of the Kux Klux Klan
Defend the white race.
Restore white supremacy.
Reverse the equality granted to African Americans.
Main value : be against African American, Jew, catholic, homosexuality, race mixing, immigrant.
Second Kux klux klan
1870 : Murder of John Stephens
The Force Act
: Prosecute Klan's activities
The Klan Act
: Klan's dissolution
Use of violence, lynching, whipping
Activities : Terrorizing
Blacks, Carpetbaggers, Scalawags
Campaign across the south
Influence on politics
Pushing Blacks out of society
First Ku klux Klan
Disappearance of the Klan
Racial segregation accross the country
Opportunity to mobilize Whites
America in the wrong path
Kux Klux Klan's members :
Laywers, doctors, ... >< Rednecks, lost soul types
Klan's future --> Depends on society
The headquarter in Washington
1920: The new KKK is at his peak
1921: The University
Several events :
Trial Grand Wizard Stephenson
Klan Act and Force Act reestablished
50's and 60's
Kux Klux Klan --> independent groups
Alliance with the police
Strong violence : Church bombing
Michael Donald lynching
From the Civil Rights movement to nowadays
Last campaign : immigration, urban crime, same sex marriages
Website : Loyal White Knights of the Kux Klux Klan
Youth : Junior Order Knights of the Kids Kadet Klub
1915 :" The Birth of a Nation"
William Joseph Simon
Social context :
Nadir of America race relation
Against Black, Jew, catholic, immigrant, communist, homosexual...
Headquarters : Washington
1920 : 4 000 000 members
Melting pot theory
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