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  Ku Klux Klan
The Kloran of the Klan defines a Klavalier as the soldier of the Klan.
(19) Leaflet circulated by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi in 1964.
A former Ku Klux Klansman was convicted yesterday of the murder of four fl girls in the 1963 church bombing in Alabama that acted as a catalyst for the civil rights movement.
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  Ku Klux Klan - MSN Encarta
Ku Klux Klan, secret terrorist organization that originated in the Southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War (1861-1865) and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century.
A former grand wizard of the Klan, David Duke was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1989 and ran unsuccessfully in the state’s gubernatorial election in 1991.
In 1998 Ku Klux Klan imperial wizard Sam Bowers was convicted of the 1966 murder of NAACP leader Vernon Dahmer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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  Ku Klux Klan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of a number of past and present fraternal organizations in the United States that have advocated white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism.
Klan intimidation was often targeted at schoolteachers and operatives of the federal Freedmen's Bureau.
Klan influence was particularly strong in Indiana, where Republican Klansman Edward Jackson was elected governor in 1924, and the entire apparatus of state government was riddled with Klansmen.
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 The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Ku Klux Klan | PBS
The Ku Klux Klan was originally organized in the winter of 1865-66 in Pulaski, Tennessee as a social club by six Confederate veterans.
(Ku Klux was derived from the Greek "kuklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan.) The costume adopted by its members (disguises were quite common) was a mask and white robe and high conical pointed hat.
Klan activity ended by 1872 and disappeared until it was revived again in 1915.
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 Ku Klux Klan -- Extremism in America
The Ku Klux Klan is a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy.
The Klan is strongest in the South and in the Midwest.
The Ku Klux Klan was overshadowed in the late 1990s and early 2000s by growing neo-Nazi activity; however, by 2005 neo-Nazi groups had fallen on hard times, with many groups collapsing or fragmenting.
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 Ku Klux Klan
The Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan: A breakaway faction from the now-defunct Invisible Empire Knights of the KKK, the Keystone Knights was founded by Barry Black in 1992 and is based in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (Arkansas Faction): The Harrison, Arkansas-based Knights of the KKK, led by Thom Robb, is the largest and most active Klan faction operating in the nation today.
Federation of Klans, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan: The Federation of Klans was formed in April 1994 by Chicagoan Ed Novak (né Ed Melkonian) following his defection from the Knights of the KKK.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Ku Klux Klan in the Twentieth Century
The revived Klan grew slowly during the years of World War I (1917-18), but in 1920 the secret order changed its solicitation procedures and began to attract hundreds of thousands of recruits from across the nation.
Much of the second Klan's appeal can be credited to its militant advocacy of white supremacy, anti-Catholicism, anti-Semitism, and immigration restriction, but the organization also attracted the support of many middle-class Americans by advocating improved law enforcement, honest government, better public schools, and traditional family life.
In contrast to the powerful Klan of the 1920s, which had drawn much of its membership from the social mainstream, these groups were typically small, fanatical, and on the fringes of respectable society.
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 Ku Klux Klan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first Ku Klux Klan was an organization that thrived in the South during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War.
Although the Klan was often able to achieve its aims by terror alone, whippings and lynchings were also used, not only against fls but also against the so-called carpetbaggers and scalawags.
The Klan spirit, however, was a factor in breaking the Democratic hold on the South in 1928, when Alfred E. Smith, a Roman Catholic, was that party’s presidential candidate.
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 Klu Klux Klan
Thus at the moment the fledgling Klan was born in Pulaski, the stage was set for a showdown between Northerners determined not to be cheated out of the fruits of their victory and die-hard Southerners who refused to give up their supremacy over fls.
The ugly side of the Ku Klux Klan, the mutilations and floggings, lynching and shootings, began to spread across the South in 1868, and any words of caution that may have been expressed at the Nashville meeting were submerged beneath a stream of bloody deeds.
By the time of Green's death in 1949, the Klan was fractured by internal disputes and hounded by investigations from all sides in response to a wave of Klan violence in the South.
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 Talk:Ku Klux Klan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ku Klux Klan is the name of a number of past and present fraternal organizations in the United States that have advocated white supremacy and anti-Semitism; and in the past century, anti-Catholicism, and nativism.
The Klan was at all times eagerly into public humiliation in these murders of fl people, and this article ignores completely that Klan activities, in many cases, were led by "leading citizens" in areas where they terrorized innocents.
In addition, the KKK was formed in 1866 as the social club you slam--this is from a mainstream book by Wyn Craig Wade called The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America published by Simon and Schuster in 1987.
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 The Ku Klux Klan in Indiana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By 1926 the Ku Klux Klan was crippled and discredited.
Later efforts to revive the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s and 1970s were attempted, but its message was not received in large numbers, as it had been forty years previously.
Additional newspaper articles on both the Ku Klux Klan and D.C. Stephenson may be found in the Indianapolis Newspaper Index (1898-1978) card file index, which is located in the microforms area on the second floor of the Indiana State Library.
www.statelib.lib.in.us /www/isl/indiana/Klan.html   (1400 words)

 Ku Klux Klan — FactMonster.com
Ku Klux Klan: The First Ku Klux Klan - The First Ku Klux Klan The original Ku Klux Klan was organized by ex-Confederate elements to oppose...
Ku Klux Klan: The Second Ku Klux Klan - The Second Ku Klux Klan The second Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1915 by William J. Simmons, an...
Ku Klux Klan: The Klan after World War II - The Klan after World War II After World War II, Dr. Samuel Green of Georgia led a concerted attempt...
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 The Ku Klux Klan
The first Ku Klux Klan was formed as a terrorist organization in the Southern United States during the Reconstruction period.
The Ku Klux Klan is formed by former members of the Confederacy in Pulaski, Tennessee.
The Klan fades away from a combination of action taken by the federal government and the lack of necessity because of the end of Reconstruction.
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When the Klan "Ku Kluxed" someone it was only after the victim was given a trial and was allowed to choose someone to speak on their behalf and defend them.
It was not until 1915, that former Methodist minister, William Joseph Simmons, adopted the Methodist religious symbol of the fiery cross as a symbol for his revived Ku Klux Klan, after being inspired by the Dixon novel, "The Clansman" and the Griffith motion picture, "The Birth of a Nation".
The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan $18.00
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 Ku Klux Klan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Klan (one of the names of the Ku Klux Klan) was started in the winter of 1865-1866.
The KKK did not reach its ultimate goal of keeping the African Americans from getting rights, but were able to terrorize the fl people of America.
In my opinion the Ku Klux Klan should have never been started because they hurt far too many people and caused way too many families to fear for their safety.
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 Ku Klux Klan - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ku Klux Klan was a successful television show which ran on the Fox network from 1865-1973.
There were great challenges to the Klan's ratings from such programs as Free-Love Fun-Fest, Happy Hippie Hour, and Liberal Laugh-In.(It was the great age of alliterations) The Klan's fan base diminished to its original southern stronghold, and advertisers began to take notice of its new weakness.
The Klan, sensing an oppurtunity for a comeback, fired immedietely with Mama Belle Saves the School, in which Mama Belle led a group of white parents in attacking the children.(Contrary to popular belief, it is not in this sketch that the immortal "Give me a Hand" exchange was born.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: KU KLUX KLAN
By the late 1860s the Klan became one of the principal forms of opposition to Reconstruction, and members were pledged to support the supremacy of the white race, to oppose the amalgamation of the races, to resist the social and political encroachment of carpetbaggers, and to restore white control of the government.
Among the centers of Klan activity in the state was Jefferson and surrounding Marion County, where the small federal garrison under the command of Maj.
Among the largest of the Klan groups are the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Camellia Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, but there are also others, each with its own outlook and agenda and a hatred of competing groups.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/print/KK/vek2.html   (1863 words)

 Women's History: Ku Klux Klan
As opposed to the anti-fl animus in the South, the primary targets of the Klan in New York were Roman Catholics, Jews, immigrants generally, and "Bolsheviks" (the common 1920s name for communists).
In this the Klan shared a position held by many progressive reformers, including many suffragists and feminists, who condemned the use of alcohol as detrimental to society.
The Klan in the 1920s was active in electoral politics to achieve some of its objectives, and therefore it supported women's right to vote--that is, it supported Klan women voting for Klan-endorsed candidates.
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 Ku Klux Klan, Klansmen lynching   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The "Ku Klux Klan", from the greek "kuklos", ("circle" or "wheel"), is, like Masonry, a "fraternal organization".
The KKK was known as the "Invisible Empire of the South"...
By 1944 the KKK collapsed, in a storm of corruption, murder, rape, and torture...
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 Ku Klux Klan: The Second Ku Klux Klan — Infoplease.com
Its power in the Midwest was broken during the late 1920s when David C. Stephenson, a major Klan leader there, was convicted of second-degree murder, and evidence of corruption came out that led to the indictment of the governor of Indiana and the mayor of Indianapolis, both supporters of the Klan.
Its collapse thereafter was largely due to state laws that forbade masks and eliminated the secret element, to the bad publicity the organization received through its thugs and swindlers, and apparently from the declining interest of the members.
Rehabilitating emotion: the troublesome case of the Ku Klux Klan.
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 A Brief History of Ku Klux Klan and Their Flag of Hate by Jeffrey Todd McCormack
I was told via email to a KKK web contact that the group began flying the Confederate Flag during the civil rights movement, due to the fact that they felt they had been betrayed by the USA Government, and that some groups still fly the US flag upside down in protest.
The Klan today have no such purpose as they did (at least not one that is so obviously abusive), and their actions today have different intents and outcomes.
The Ku Klux were opposed to the shedding of human blood, and violence was never used except as a last resort.
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 Ku Klux Klan -- Extremism in America
The Ku Klux Klan, which just a few years ago seemed static or even moribund compared to other white supremacist movements such as neo-Nazis, has experienced a surprising and troubling resurgence due to the successful exploitation of hot-button issues including immigration, gay marriage and urban crime.
Klan groups have witnessed a surprising and troubling resurgence by exploiting fears of an immigration explosion, and the debate over immigration has in turned helped to fuel an increase in Klan activity, with new groups sprouting in parts of the country that have not seen much activity.
Klan groups have become more active in parts of the country that had not seen much activity in recent years, including the Great Plains States such as Iowa and Nebraska, and Mid-Atlantic states such as Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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 Dan Brown and the Ku Klux Klan | The Cryptex - News on Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code and The Solomon Key
The Ku Klux Klan organisation that we recognize today, replete with burning crosses, white hoods and lynch mobs, is actually the third incarnation of a group originally founded in Tennessee in 1865, after the end of the American Civil War.
Any attempt to discredit Pike on the basis of his alleged role in the original KKK therefore is not really worthy of consideration, as we must consider that Pike’s thinking was shared by most people in the southern states at that time (although that certainly does not validate their philosophy!).
A further link with the Ku Klux Klan which is worthy of discussion is that former President Woodrow Wilson had a hand in the success of the second incarnation of the group.
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