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The rise of the KKK. 1865 – Present 4 stages - designed to keep blacks in place after slavery - White feared that they will take over politically. - Their motive was to refranchise the blacks - Why did it develop? 1. Primary because after slavery, many white southern had no skills/money. During slavery, all whites benefitted from slavery in the south. 2. Southern politicians, clergymen, teachers and newspapers editors spend generations trying to justify slavery in the south. 3. They lost a generation of young people in the civil war. 4. They had a great fear that blacks would rise up and take control of the south after slavery. All of those four reasons gave rise to confusion and caused the rise of the Ku Klux Klan. A) Phase I (1865-1901) - Originally in Pulaski, Tennessee - This had three elements. 1) Ex confederate officials – who had lost the war and were no longer in control of the south and more importantly, the slaves. 2) Common Criminals – The hoods that put on the hood sheet lid behind disguise so that they could practice arson, torture, robbery, rape and murder. Confederate flag – symbols of white supremacy, symbols of hatred and lynching. 3)
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2011 for the course AFRICANA 01:014:306 taught by Professor Gyaletate during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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