The Ku Klux Klan

How did the Ku Klux Klan start and why did they start?

Six Confederate soldiers believed that black people's freedom should not intertwine with the whites' social advantages, so they formed a secret group called the Ku Klux Klan.

What exactly did the group do and why did they do it?

Since they were angry that blacks had freedom and they also lost their slaves, they would whip, rob, and murder any people who were for the freedom of slaves.

What does the term "Ku Klux Klan" actually mean?

Coming from the Greek word "kuklos" meaning "circle", simple alliteration by adding on "clan" but with a "k", and little modifications, the six Confederates came up with the name "Ku Klux Klan".

Why is the Ku Klux Klan important today?

The KKK's actions led to the Civil Rights Act. They were torturing innocent people by their beliefs of segregation and/or their race. Many other people motivated the government by telling them that the KKK did not have the right to be torturing them.