America’s Most Famous Hate Group

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Imagine thousands of people dressed in white robes and tall pointy hats burning crosses, burning churches, and murdering innocent lives across America. Sadly these kinds of people did exist. They were called the Ku Klux Klan. This organization had it planned from the beginning to keep the whites above everyone. They wanted to stay at the supreme power and no one could ever be higher than them. The Ku Klux Klan is known everywhere as the most infamous and oldest hate group in America. This group had the goals of keeping African Americans in slavery and preserving segregation, putting protestants and whites over every race and religion, and being known as one of the most violent and feared people around the world.
Originated in 1865 by William Nathan Bedford,a former confederate general in the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan wreaked havoc from 1866 to the later 1990’s , terrorizing many populations. The Ku Klux Klan’s main goal was to bring back the slavery of the blacks who had just been freed during the Civil War, and to keep the African American race from ever being free. Many black families suffered from the Ku Klux Klan’s hatred and were attacked by the Ku Klux Klan, who targeted those who were set free from slavery after the Civil War was over (racial problemsTrueman). They lived in constant fear of being captured, tutored and killed. In the day they lived with the sense of hatred all around them, and not a minute of their lives was lived without an urgency to look behind to see if someone was following. The nights were interrupted with the dreaded sounds of horses hooves and feet running around, setting fire to their homes. The abuse that these-innocent people struggled through was devastating and very wrong. After their at...

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