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Facts about Ku Klux Klan

The KKK is a hate organization that was originally organized as a social club for confederate veterans in 1865-1866 in Pulaski, Tennessee. The name came from the Greek word Kuklos, meaning circle, and the English word clan. The organization quickly became an organization of southern white underground resistance to radical reconstruction. Klan members wanted the restoration of a white based supremacy through intermediation and extreme violence towards black freedom. This was kept as a secret society and would hide their identity by wearing white hoods and white robes. The most common tactic that they would use is burning crosses at their outside meetings. They did this because it would usually strike fear in nonmembers. They would also terrorize black people into not voting or being apart of other civil rights that they had gained during reconstruction. The klan threatened, beat, and murdered many black people and even other white people who supported black civil rights. The KKK grew rapidly in the mid 1920's and had more than 2 million members and it is still continues.