Klu Klux Klan
Social Studies Project.
What Is Your Topic About.?
Where Did The Event Occur or Where Did This Person Make History.?
When Did Your Event or Person(s) Occur In The 20's.?
In this year the discussion was to complement others from “Passing from Light Into Dark.” Both deal with issues of race, ethnicity, religion, and national identity as foci of the “Culture Wars” of the 1920’s.
WHY Was This Event/Individual/Topic Was so Important to Shaping 1920's Culture And Society.?
Why Is This Topic So Important.?
From 1868 through the early 1870s the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) functioned as a loosely organized group of political and social terrorists. The Klan's goals included political defeat of the Republican Party and the maintenance of absolute white supremacy in response to newly gained civil and political rights by southern blacks after the Civil War (1861-65). They were more successful in achieving their political goals than they were with their social goals during the Reconstruction era.