Ku Klux Klan
By: Nelson Rhea and Jack Shirley Period 5
The Klan is split up into 40 separate factions, with no single Ku Klux Klan
Each different Klan group has its own headquarters
The Klan has 152 Independent Chapters
The Klan is strongest in the South and in the Midwest
The Ku Klux Klan has seen several cycles of growth and collapse
The name is from the Greek word kuklos which means circle
The Cross lighting ceremony gives honor to Jesus Christ
The KKK are Patriotic and Fraternal
The members of the first Klan in the South were exclusively Democrats
The Klan has 5,000-8,000 members today
Founded by J. Calvin Jones, John B. Kennedy, James R. Crowe, Frank O. McCord, John C. Lester, and Richard R. Reed
The lasting legacy of the Ku Klux Klan left an enormous impact in America. For instance, African Americans lost a lot of economic opportunity as the KKK had beaten and demoted them so much. With the membership peaking at 6 million in the 1920's, the KKK gave America a very bad name as we were supposed to be a free country in which accepted all forms of race and religion. The legacy of the first Ku Klux Klan that it laid the foundation to the rise of the second movement.
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