Race: The Klu Klux Klan
- Although blacks had been abolished from slavery in 1860 they still suffered badly from racial discrimination.
- Segragation was still legal in many southern states where most blacks worked and lived.
- Blacks usually had the worst houses and jobs, couldn't eat or travel with whites and could not expect fair treatment in the courts where the judges were all white.
- In some states marriage between black and whites was forbidden