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Unformatted text preview: The Ku Klux Klan was started in 1866 The Ku Klux Klan was started in 1866 by ex Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest after the Civil War had ended. The first era was short lived however the The first era was short lived however the identifiable costumes as well as the rituals of cross burning where all instituted at this time. The second era of the Ku Klux Klan was The second era of the Ku Klux Klan was during the 1920’s and led by a man named William “Doc” Simmons. It was this man who helped formed the political structure that remains unchanged in the KKK today. The second era of the KKK was the most successful in regards to membership with estimates at 4 million members. The third era of the Klan was launched The third era of the Klan was launched mostly due to the Brown vs. The Board of Education trial in Topeka, Kansas. Robert Shelton ushered in the third era of the Ku Klux Klan. Integration was eventually accepted and Integration was eventually accepted and during the 1970’s the Klan's membership hit an all time low. David Duke would eventually become responsible for the fourth era. During this era the Klan used television and radio talk shows to promote their propaganda. The Ku Klux Klan today The Ku Klux Klan today The fifth and current era of the Ku Klux Klan was started and led by a man named Robert Miles. This era is different than the previous eras as it stresses more of a paramilitary presence within Klan factions. The Klan of today is followed more closely by law enforcement officials as well. Murder and lynching which were common during the earlier eras do not exist today. The Ku Klux Klan today The Ku Klux Klan today Although not as dominant as they once were, the KKK still remains a very real hate group in the United States today with divisions in most Southern and Northern states. ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course SOCIAL SCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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