The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan
The Ku Klux Klan is a domestic terrorist organization founded shortly after the United States Civil War ended. It has used intimidation, violence, and murder to maintain white supremacy in Southern government and social life.
5 - 12
Social Studies, U.S. History
The Ku Klux Klan was founded at the end of the United States Civil War to repress the rights and freedoms of African Americans. Even after 150 years, it is still an active, domestic terrorist organization.
Photograph from Herbert A. French
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June 2, 2022
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