Klu Klux Klan

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  • Klu Klux Klan
    • who?
      • white supremacy who used violence to intimidate black americans
      • formed in the 1850s by former soldiers
        • after american civil war
        • aiming to keep whites in control and blacks staying as slaves
      • 1920s - 5 million members
      • WASPS - White Anglo Saxon Protestants
    • aims and beliefs
      • discriminate against black people, Mexican, Catholics, Jews and Communists
      • wanted black people to return to slavery
      • only WASPS
    • Activities and Methods
      • kkk used ...
        • whipping
        • branding
        • lynching
        • taring
      • dressed in white to conceal their identity and symbolize white supremacy
      • burning cross become symbol
      • 1922- leader 'the imperial wizard' hiram wesley evans
    • why didnt people fight back?
      • klan members had friends in high places
      • politicians didnt want to lose votes from white people
      • many judges and police were members
  • white supremacy who used violence to intimidate black americans
  • politicians didnt want to lose votes from white people

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