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Kux Klux Klan's creation

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Justine Marchal

on 4 December 2013

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Transcript of Kux Klux Klan's creation

The Kux Klux Klan
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1865 : Birth of the Kux Klux Klan

Six south soldiers
Tennessee (Pulaski)

White cross --> white race
Drop of blood--> Jesus at the crucifixion
The insignia
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

7. Conclusion
Creation's context
Glory suit

Be anonymous

Create fear
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
Klan's objectives

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
Recruiting tool
America in the wrong path
Obama's election

Kux Klux Klan's members :

Laywers, doctors, ... >< Rednecks, lost soul types

Klan's future --> Depends on society
Anthony Karen
The headquarter in Washington
1920: The new KKK is at his peak
1921: The University
Some pictures
Several events :

Anti-Defamation League
Trial Grand Wizard Stephenson
Klan Act and Force Act reestablished
Unpaid taxes
The decline
50's and 60's
Kux Klux Klan --> independent groups
Alliance with the police
Strong violence : Church bombing
Crime unreported
Tennessee shooting
Michael Donald lynching
From the Civil Rights movement to nowadays
Less influential
Last campaign : immigration, urban crime, same sex marriages
33/5 symbol
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
New immigration
Christian values
Against Black, Jew, catholic, immigrant, communist, homosexual...

Headquarters : Washington
Reused lynching
1920 : 4 000 000 members
Politic strength

Interesting fact

Melting pot theory
American's traditions
Eugenic idea
Thank you for your attention !
Secret language
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