KU KLUX KLAN

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  • KU KLUX KLAN
    • ACTIVITIES
      • Klansmen met at night in secret. They paraded during the day and wore white sheets and hoods.
      • Carried American Flags and burnt crosses.
      • They spoke in code called 'Klonversations and had a book called the 'Kloran'.'
      • Regularly treated black people terribly.
        • Black people feared rape, beatings and lynchings.
        • Blacks suffered unfair justice. If they were accused of committing the slightest crime they would receive a drastic punishment.
    • WHY DID PEOPLE JOIN?
      • iGNORANCE
        • Some people believed they were defending the traditional American way of life.
      • FEAR
        • People feared consequences if they didn't join and refused to support their white neighbours.
      • EXCITEMENT
    • POPULARITY
      • From 1920-1925 the KKK had around 5 million members.
      • Judges, Policemen and local politicians were even members. .
    • 1925 SCANDAL
      • Klan leader, David Stephenson, was found guilty of kidnap, rape and murder of a woman on a Chicago train.
      • He was sentenced to life in prison and after the influence of the Klan decreased. Membership dwindled.
      • Racism still strong especially in South. Cotton fields in South so more black slaves.
    • WHAT DID THEY PREACH?
      • Spread fear amongst blacks and preached intolerance.
      • After it reformed in 1915 they opposed blacks, Jews, Catholics and all foreigners.

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