The Ku Klux Klan

Ch. 17 Sec. 3

Who Were They?

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) wore white sheets and hoods. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at black Republican leaders.

What Did They Do?

They launched "midnight rides" against African Americans, burned their homes, churches, and even schools. The Klan also killed, they killed over 150 people.