The ku klux klan was a group that was formed in the reconstruction period which was after the civil war they didnt like african americans so they would torture them they would whi, torture and even murder african americans. Brief history of the kkk the ku klux klan also known as the kkk was founded in the year 1865 in the aftermath of the american civil war in pulaski, tennessee by six educated veterens of the confederate army. Reconstruction violence and the ku klux klan hearings: a brief history with documents (bedford series in history and culture) first edition edition by shawn alexander (author. The ku klux klan was formed in tennessee in 1866 by a group composed mainly of former confederate soldiers, including general nathan bedford forrest their original intention was to oppose. A detailed account of the history of the ku klux klan the first branch of the kkk was established in pulaski, tennessee, in may, 1866 a year later a general organization of local klans was established in nashville in april, 1867 most of the leaders were former members of the confederate army.
Students should read rs#02: a brief history of the kkk and answer the questions on rs#03: a brief history of the ku klux klan - background questions students may read the background essay independently or with another student. Klan members believe the bible is the family history of the white race, according to the report they believe that white christians are morally and spiritually superior to other races. A true and concise history of the ku klux klan: in their own words nov 30, 2017 by the 55 club paperback $3300 $ 33 00 prime reconstruction violence and the ku klux klan hearings: a brief history with documents (bedford series in history and culture) jan 23, 2015 by shawn alexander.
The klan was formed in 1866 as a white supremacist group meant to fight racial integration in the reconstruction south founded by a small band of confederate veterans in tennessee, the kkk spread to every southern state by 1868 throughout its history, the organization has operated as a loose. The ku klux klan is perhaps the most famous of all hate groups in america originally founded at the end of the civil war, the ku klux klan was a white supremacist group that used violence and intimidation in order to reassert white domination in the united states. Formation of the kkk a brief timeline of the kkk's role in history specifically the civil rights era the ku klux klan (known as the kkk) was formed after the civil war in 1865, to revolt against the freed slaves.
Before discussing the most pressing questions people tend to have about the kkk, let me add some background for basic context the ku klux klan was first formed in 1866, through the efforts of a. Consider the ku klux kreed written by simmons in the kloran  the kloran is the handbook of the ku klux klan and details its membership roles and duties, ceremonies, and procedures each degree of the klan, except k-quad, has its own kloran of the second era klan. The ku klux klan (kkk), also known as the klan or the invisible empire, is a right-wing extremist organization that has emerged at three distinct periods of us history: from 1865 to the 1870s, from 1915 to 1944, and from the 1950s to the present in the name of white supremacy and the protection. The ku klux klan is a hate group it was started in the southern united states on 3 march 1865 most of its hate has been towards african americans,.
The history of the kkk in american politics during what historians call the ku klux klan's second wave, klan members served in all levels of government. Ku klux klan a history of racism and violence compiled by the staff of the klanwatch project of the southern poverty law center sixth edition the southern poverty law center, montgomery, alabama. The product of numerous extreme right wing groups active in the city following the second world war, the canadian ku klux klan, like it has throughout its bloody history in the united states, fed off prejudices and fears already present in the city.