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KKK_a_secret_history_DVD_and_update_fall - KKK: A Secret...

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KKK: A Secret history ISS 215 Dr. Norman Week of September 20, 2010
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KKK Began as a social fraternity in the mid 1800s Basis of the group was Christianity and the American flag- Gospel of white supremacy Historically have battled enemies of the white race and those that upset social order of society Threat of intimidation is their method
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5 periods of development and decline of the KKK in America Birth of the KKK- 1860s The peak of power- early 20th century A license to grow- 1950s United Klans of America- 1960s The new Klan
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1) Birth of the KKK 1866 in Polaski, TN College guys Disguised in public appearances Frightened newly freed slaves and did not support reconstruction and yankee government Blacks allowed to vote and hold office Group saw themselves as the only way to restore the south as it was before the civil war
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Birth of the KKK Leader of the KKK in late 1800s ordered the group to be disbanded because of the violence; unsuccessful 1870s federal laws made it a felony for 2 or more to conspire to deprive anyone their civil rights 1876 last vestiges of
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2) Peak of power…… KKK revived in 1915 at Stone Mountain, GA Founded by failed clergy- William Simmons Defender of white womanhood as portrayed in “Birth of a Nation” Perception that freed slaves were a threat to white women
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Peak of power…. . Klan leader wrote the KLORAN-
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