Ku Klux Klan
also known as "KKK"
The KKK emerges to suppress and victimize newly freed slaves in the 1920's.
The Ku Klux Klan originally started in 1915. In the 1920s is when they all started to get recognized, they grew rapidly. They didn't like Native Americans, Jews , and Christians. The KKK killed people by lynching, whipping and torturing. There were like 3 million members after WW1. They were supposed ti be a secret organization and they promoted patriotism and recruited people to vote for Klan members.
The KKK wore white robes with hoods that came to a point like a cone. The white robes were a sign of purity and they used the robes to promote the Klan and their beliefs. They would burn crosses on properties of the non-protestants.
The KKK led to a deep division in the country. It was a negative attitude toward immigrants and non-protestants was spread throughout America. Many people joined the KKK because they were led to believe that the Klan promoted strong family life, decency and patriotism. The Klan became an integral organization to destroy reconstruction of governments. Their belief of a world of one race led to much discrimination and violence.