Recently, the federal government investigated a possible lynching in Mississippi. The investigation reignited scrutiny towards the Ku Klux Klan. So, what is the KKK?
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.”
100 Years Later, What’s The Legacy Of ‘Birth Of A Nation’?
“One hundred years ago Sunday, the nascent film industry premiered what would go on to be its first blockbuster: The Birth of a Nation.”
Ku Klux Klan: A History of Racism and Violence
“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
“Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. ”
How Germany Fights Nazis
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