The Price of Freedom
by David Guimont
What were they?
Ku Klux Klan
The KKK was a group of racist white men who hated blacks and wanted white power. They performed cruel acts of violence against blacks. "The original KKK was a secret organization that used violence and terror to intimidate the freed African Americans and to prevent them from taking advantage of their new rights, particularly the right to vote"
Jim Crow Laws
How free were they?
"Black Codes of Mississippi (1865)." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2014.
"Ku Klux Klan." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Oct. 2014.