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Ku Klux Klan

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Noemi Vidales

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Ku Klux Klan
Objective of Klan
Their objective was to obliterate the elected black leaders and important black people through intimidation and murder.
Consists of: a floor-length, solid-white robe (often decorated with a round badge bearing an insignia with a cross) and a white, sharply pointed hat that includes a full-faced cloth mask with eyeholes.
When it started
after the civil war,
How big are the hate groups?
Who they hate
African American
Why they hate them
Ethnic Origin
Sexual Orientation
Political beliefs
Hate Groups...
Aryan Nations
Chicago White Vikings
Church of the Creator
National Association for the Advancement of white people
Bomber Boys
By: Jessica Espinoza & Noemi Vidales
Colored Ranks
Purple (or sometimes blue) - Imperial Wizard
Green (or sometimes red) - Grand Dragon
Reddish-purple - Great Titan
Gold - Exhalted Cyclops
Black - Knighthawk (security)
Red- Kleagle
Why do they wear a costume?
hide their identity
intimidate others
Afraid of loosing their jobs
They do not like to refer it as cross burning but cross lighting.
They identify themselves as Christians but they burn the most sacred symbol of the religion.
They insist that the fire symbolizes the faith in Christ.
"Cross Lighting"
Website: Slate
Article: Why Does the Ku Klux Klan Burn Crosses?
By Brendan Koerner
Posted on December 17, 2002
Access to this site: January 16, 2014
Article: Hooded Robes
Title of website: kkk.org
Latest posting date: July 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Accessed: January 16, 2014

Title: Working Together Against Hate Groups
Chapter 1: The Problem of Hate Groups
Chapter 2: Facts About Hate Groups
Page Numbers: 9-12 & 13-23
Author: Rose Blue and Corrine J. Naden
Copyright date: 1994
Where it was published New York, NY
Publisher of book: The Rosen Publishing Group Inc.
Today they are about 350 known white supremacist groups in the Unites States; and other groups exist in Europe as well.
About 5,000 Americans are members of the Klan
World Book 2002 J-K-11
Article: Ku Klux Klan
Published: Chicago, Il
Publisher: Scott Fetzer Company
Copyright : 2002
Accesssed : Jan. 21, 2014

Birth of the Klan
Formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army Veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee who were poor southeners and ex-slave owners after the Civil War
In 1866 the reconstruction era
They took its name from the Greek word Kyklos meaning circle, and the English word Klan
Major Time Periods
#1 Mid 1860's to the early 1870's
#2 1915 to 1944
#3 Late 1940's to the early 1970's
#4 Mid 1970's
1. D.L. Wilson, one of the authors of "Ku Klux Klan." 2. Major J.R. Crowe, one of the founders. 3. Captain John C. Lester, one of the founders. 4. General Albert Pike, chief judicial officer. 5. General W.J. Hardee. 6. Calvin Jones, one of the founders. 7. Ryland Randolph.
Title: Ku Klux Klan
Its Origin, Growth and Disbandment
Author: J. C. Lester
D. L. Wilson
Walter L. Fleming
Copyright Date: March 29, 2010
Publisher: Colin Bell.
Chapter: The Origin
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