The Klu Klux Klan

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In History
  • The Beginning of the KKK

    The Beginning of the KKK
    "Although founded in 1866, the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870.
    "Ku Klux Klan." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  • The Attack

    The Attack
    "Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871, 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight black prisoners".
    "Ku Klux Klan." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  • End of the 1st Klu Klux Klan

    End of the 1st Klu Klux Klan
    The main purpose of the KKK was to violently destroy white and black Republican leaders who beleived in equality for blacks." From the early 1870s onward, white supremacy gradually reasserted its hold on the South as support for Reconstruction waned; by the end of 1876, the entire South was under Democratic control once again."
    "Ku Klux Klan." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  • Temporary Fade of the Klu Klux Klan

    Temporary Fade of the Klu Klux Klan
    "By 1890, whites in the North and South became less supportive of civil rights and racial tensions began to flare. Additionally, several Supreme Court decisions overturned Reconstruction legislation by promoting racial segregation. . . it was the Supreme Court's decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) that led the way to racial segregation. In 1890, Louisiana passed a law that required blacks to ride in separate railroad cars. Blacks protested and challenged the law"
  • Segregation Strengthens

    Segregation Strengthens
    "Georgia in 1905, passed a law requiring separate public parks, in 1909 Mobile, Alabama created a 10 p.m. curfew for blacks, and in 1915, South Carolina blacks and whites were restricted from working together in the same rooms of textile factories."
    "Creation of the Jim Crow South." Creation of the Jim Crow South. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  • Return of the Clan

    Return of the Clan
    "In 1915, white Protestant nativists organized a revival of the Ku Klux Klan near Atlanta, Georgia . . . This second generation of the Klan was not only anti-black but also took a stand against Roman Catholics, Jews, foreigners and organized labor . . . At its peak in the 1920s, Klan membership exceeded 4 million people nationwide."
    "Ku Klux Klan." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
  • The Revival

    The Revival
    "The appeal of the Klan spread to the North and West, and at its peak in the mid-1920s achieved a total membership of four million or more."
    "Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan." Resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2013.
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    Reconstruction Era

    This was a time of transition from slavery to freedom for African Amercans