KKK during the 1920's

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  • KKK During the 1920's
    • Rise of the KKK
      • Recreated in 1915 by preacher William Simmons (Imperial Wizard)
      • Inspired by the black and white film 'Birth of a Nation'
      • Atrracted supporters not only from the south but western states such as Ohio
      • Their own paper 'Fiery Cross' was used to promote the KKK's ideas to the people
      • Klan grew in membership because of aggressive advertising by Elizabeth Tyler and David Stephenson
      • Klan sympathisers managed to get high positions such as Senator in Georgia
      • 4.5 million klansmen at peak
    • Decline of the KKK
      • Sudden decline occurred after 1925
      • David Stephenson was sentenced 25 years for rape and manslaughter ruining KKK's image of womanhood
      • Tyler died in 1924 leaving the Klan with little strength in advertisement
      • There were divisions about tactics to be used between leaders
      • By 1929 KKK only had 200,000 klansmen
  • Claimed to protect Christian values against immorality
    • Rise of the KKK
      • Recreated in 1915 by preacher William Simmons (Imperial Wizard)
      • Inspired by the black and white film 'Birth of a Nation'
      • Atrracted supporters not only from the south but western states such as Ohio
      • Their own paper 'Fiery Cross' was used to promote the KKK's ideas to the people
      • Klan grew in membership because of aggressive advertising by Elizabeth Tyler and David Stephenson
      • Klan sympathisers managed to get high positions such as Senator in Georgia
      • 4.5 million klansmen at peak

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