The KKK V.S. The Runaways

By Kash, Heston, Connor, Riley, Ethan, Jaydon

Research Question

How does the Ku Klux Klan relate to the Book Black Angles?

How the novel presents the historical event?

Most whites are viewed as enemies to the slaves. The slaves are constantly running and trying to escape the horrible lives that the white man provides them with. The slaves are not very trusting Due to the abusive lives that they have lived

How the historical event was actually presented?

The union believed that slaves should be freed from slavery while on the other hand the confederates think slavery is a good thing. The fight was long and gruesome but eventually the north came out on top but slaves still remained a constant problem in the world until the 1950's and 60's.

Current event


Possible solutions to the KKK

Improving the civil right laws could be helpful, as well as improving the FBI Searches and Investigations involving the KKK.

Also, a stiff law-enforcement crackdown on the Klan; their organization and all their violent activities.

Second, a policy of enforced busing to mix races and get those of Caucasian and African-American ethnicities used to each other. As the children grew up, they became less of a segregated society. In time, the Klan had no basis on which to base their organization.

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The KKK backround info

"The organization of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the beginning of the second phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress. After rejecting President Andrew Johnson’s relatively lenient Reconstruction policies, in place from 1865 to 1866, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act over the presidential veto. Under its provisions, the South was divided into five military districts, and each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted “equal protection” of the Constitution to former slaves and enacted universal male suffrage."

Backround Info on the civil war and slaves

Civil War Begins: The arguments that started the civil war were between the free and the slave states to decide whether there should be slavery in the territories in the US that haven’t yet become states. The new president that gets elected is Abraham Lincoln and he is the first republican president that is against slavery and establishing it into the territories. The main event that kicked off the war was the battle of Fort Sumter in the Charleston bay when the confederate fired against the union. The real massacre began in the enormous battle like Shiloh in Tennessee. After a long 3 years of many bloody battles between the union men and the confederate men. Once the spring of 1865 came around the confederate side had no choice except to surrender

The KKK today

"Although the modern Ku Klux Klan, or KKK, is not the same group that terrorized African - Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they still have the same basic goals and ideas. There are many local and regional KKK groups such as the Oregon Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is the national and largest organization, but the only one seeking a political agenda. They are the group that claims they are keeping alive the spirit and ideas of the original Klansmen."

At this time there are around 190 groups of KKK that have between 5,000 and 8,000 members. Although the KKK isn’t at the rate it was in the 1920’s this Klan was started with 1.4 to 4 million and has drop a significant rate.