KU KLUX KLAN

Research By:Benjamin Xiong

KU KLUX KLAN Description

In 1865 the civil war ended causing slave owners and other southern whites to gain a strong hate for blacks. The Ku Klux Klan group. They hated black people.The reason they hated black people was because the black people won their freedom at the civil war and most of the people in the clan lost their slaves so they got mad and they started to attack every black person or they will do something to their family as a warning.And what ever get in their will kill him or her. They would torture them at meetings, they even murdered and raped African Americans just because of the color of their skin.Also The KKK wanted to get back at the black community by burning their churches and church crosses, they would throw bricks at their houses.They wanted to send the KKK and the police a message letting the KKK know that they would no longer take any harassment from them any longer. In the 1940's the KKK membership decrease because the Blacks were getting stronger and also their leader died and now they are weaker without a leader. There are still Klan members around today but they don’t do what they did back then because in today’s society they can be severely punished under the law.
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Inside the New Ku Klux Klan