Ku Klux Klan
Around the time of the Civil War through World War II was when a group called the Ku Klux Klan, also known as KKK was a very racist group of white men. This Klan started because when the blacks won their freedom lots of white men lost there slaves and hated that fact so they started a group which was to eliminate black’s and other nationalities besides white. There was known to be three main groups which were all in different time periods. The first KKK group was started in Tennessee around 1865 by veterans that were of the confederate army. They were a secret vigilante group that was trying to restore white supremacy by threats, violence, and even murder. There was a second KKK was founded in 1915.This group preached racism, anti-Catholicism, anti-communism, nativism, and antisemitism. Some local folks would take part in attacking private houses and other violence. This KKK group was nationwide and had over 4 to 5 million men. This group of KKK started the burning of the cross. Also the cross was a way they would burn the blacks to death. Soon Enough down the road this group started to fade away around 1940’s.
The Third Ku Klux Klan is the one that’s so popular. They started up again around 1950’s to 1960’s. This group was forged alliances with police departments, or governor office’s. They would bomb places and murder men, women, and kids of color or anything that wasn’t white. At night they would ride on their horses and light houses and barns and things on fire to send a message to the people. This group would wear the long white cloaks and pointy hoods with circles cut out for the eyes. They White outfits were originally from Catholics They dressed this way so they couldn’t be recognized when they would go out in public. Some ways that this certain group would kill people was if they saw a black person in the streets they’d kidnap them and take them to a hidden spot where the would lynch them. This KKK group also carried down the burning of the cross with them from the second KKK group.
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All three of these Ku Klux Klan groups are different in may ways but are also so similar, as in the both caused damage to people and buildings, and they were also murders. There are still people out there that still believe in this violence and are part of Klans everywhere but it
is becoming stronger everyday.