What Is The Ku Klux Klan?

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Recently, the federal government investigated a possible lynching in Mississippi. The investigation reignited scrutiny towards the Ku Klux Klan. So, what is the KKK?

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Ku Klux Klan
http://www.history.com/topics/ku-klux-klan
“Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks.”

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Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence
http://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/downloads/publication/Ku-Klux-Klan-A-History-of-Racism.pdf
“Since 1865, the Ku Klux Klan has provided a vehicle for this kind of hatred in America, and its members have been responsible for atrocities that are difficult for most people to even imagine. ”

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive raises old fears in South Carolina
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/1/ku-klux-klan.html
“Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. ”

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