The Ku Klux Klan Essay

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The Invisible Empire There are many events in history that still pertain to today’s society that countries are not proud of the Ku Klux Klan is an abomination of the USA. The organization of the Ku Klux Klan had a biased motivation, devastating results, and a horrible yet helpful impact. “The first main object of the Ku Klux Klan was to undermine the power of the Blacks. Any successful Black businessmen where attacked and any attempt to form black protection groups were quickly dealt with. The first Branch of Ku Klux Klan was established in Pulaski, Tennessee, in May, 1866” (spartacus educational”1). The Klan opposed the mixing of races with more interest in civil right activities during the 1960’s, brought a new wave of violence from the Klan. Even though, things don’t necessarily start out violent, they can intensify quickly. After their initial formation, the actions of the Klan exploded. With the election of 1866 an increased amount of Radical republicans came to the surface. The national association for the advancement of colored people became the main opponent of the Klan. “After the first World War, the Klan became extremely hostile toward any one they identified as foreigners, because of the job situation” (“spartacus educational” 1). “Then the Klan became involved in many terrorist attacks. Including the murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi and the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church in which four young African American girls were murdered” (“Ku Klux Klan” 389-340). The Klan was not just subjective toward blacks it was anyone who support them or we a threat to their jobs. With the actions of the Ku Klux Klan came automatic fear of both blacks and white peoples. Once the Klan had taking more serious actions they had been breaking into houses at the dead of night, dragging them from their beds, torturing them in the

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