This white supremacy group started with ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion was to break down the radical party by whipping and killing….” The group had increased to a point of no return, and they had lost members because of this. The violence and murder now incorporated into the Klan activities had given them a new reputation. The history of the Ku Klux Klan is strewn with countless deaths and terrorist acts. The Klan rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force bent on reversing the federal government's progressive Reconstruction Era-activities in the South. For the Klan, nothing else mattered until the newly freed African American slave population was returned to a servile status, since slavery was no longer an option.
Southern state legislatures soon passed laws designed to maintain black superiority. These laws were known as “black codes,” which limited the newly freed slaves, making them second-class citizens. Angry congressional republicans passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867, defeating these “black codes,” and giving blacks the right to vote. With this jeopardizing whites’ superiority, Klan leaders held a secret meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. At this ti... ... middle of paper ... ...a, the Klan attracts attention by teaching white supremacy and superiority.
The Ku Klux Klan is the organisation in USA that has been torturing and harrasing The Black people living in America since they entered America as workers. They are racist people who belive that the Whites are superior to other races.The Ku Klux Klan's long history of violence grew out of the resentment and hatred many white Southerners felt in the aftermath of the Civil War. Blacks, having won the struggle for freedom from slavery, were now faced with a new struggle against widespread racism and the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan. Ironically, the Klan was born from simple idleness, created as a social club by six young Confederate veterans of the Civil War. All six was well- educated, relatvely affluent, and each had passed the war as an officer.
The author decided to volunteer for the job and thus began his adventures as a Klan-buster, in the headquarters of the Klan at the time in Atlanta. The first few chapter Soon enough, Kennedy had enough incriminating evidence against the Klan. In an action packed moment in the courthouse, Kennedy disrobed from under his Klan mask in front of stunned Klansmen who had thought he was one of them. Kennedy testified against the vicious organization, and played an important role in bringing the Klan to its knees. Through the remainder of the book, Kennedy relays his experiences working against other similar outfits, like the Colombians in Florida, who had Nazi leaders perpetrating anti-Negro, anti- Catholic and anti-Semitic sentiments.
The Insidious Klu Klux Klan Over the last 150 years, the Klu Klux Klan has arguably served as the most infamous and formidable opponent in terrorism the world has witnessed. Starting out as a small, passive band of army men, the society grew to unforeseen heights and shocked the world with its ruthless tactics and unconscionable acts of brutality. The Klu Klux Klan has historically been one of the most famous terrorist groups in the history due to its efficient recruiting system, influential leaders, and by its ability to endure and adapt to many diverse decades of time. Initially the First KKK was founded in 1865, six Confederate Army men in Pulaski Tennessee (PBS). The association had little organization above the local level, but was able spread throughout the South rapidly.
Many feared that the KKK was too violent, General Meade was in charge of suppressing their power according to the Memphis Daily Avalanches' article "The Military and the Southern Secret Societies". Raids... ... middle of paper ... ...emacy of the white race" and in this time period membership skyrocketed and the beliefs that they had were often tolerated (Carnes 106). Soon the KKK would once again disband at the hands of the great depression and all the financial problems that came with it. The civil rights movement also dealt yet another crushing blow to what was left of the KKK. The KKK didn’t limit their intolerance to only African Americans.
Eventually, Reconstruction was ended, in part because of compromises made in the disputed presidential election of 1876. (Lutz & Lutz, 2005) From 1967 and 1968 to the beginning of the 1990s, terrorism in the world was characterized by the appearance of large numbers of groups of leftist... ... middle of paper ... ...l organization for ex-confederates in Pulaski, Tennessee. They spread very rapidly through the south and even got such nicknames as the "Invisible Empire". The Klan has been involved in countless incidents of human rights violations, although blacks have typically been the Klan's main target, it also has assaulted Jews, immigrants, homosexuals and Catholics over the years. It is true that racism still exists in the United States, but there will always be men and women of every color fighting against groups like the KKK.
The Klan reached its peak between 1868 and 1870. A ‘potent force’, it was largely responsible for the restoration of white rule in the Deep south or otherwise had come to know as the “Invisible Empire of the South” after the Civil war. The organisation had become so large a ‘Grand Wizard’ was chosen to take control of its establishment, which was followed by a descending hierarch... ... middle of paper ... ...y and its people? Yes. It caused many riots, outrages and murders, but still is remembered as one of the popular “social club” of it’s time.
They were given permission by law to give a specific number of lashes to anyone who broke these rule... ... middle of paper ... ... new Klan leader began to dream up a society that was anti-black, anti-union, anti-Jew, anti-Catholic and anti-Communist. This man was Samuel Green, a doctor from Atlanta. Green reorganized the Klan in California, Kentucky, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Alabama. The press in the South had become less tolerant of the Klan’s antics, ministers were more and more inclined to attack the Klan, and State and local governments passed laws against cross burnings and masks. By the time of Green's death in 1949, the Klan was broken up by internal disputes and flooded by investigations from all sides in response to a wave of Klan violence in the South.
The Chamber: A Look Into the Novel and Film Stories about crime prove to be a strong part of America's entertainment in this day. In The Chamber, John Grisham writes about a Klansman who is convicted of murder and a grandson who tries to save his grandfather is on death row. This story is now a major motion picture. This story carries a strong emotional following to it because it both questions and supports the death penalty in different ways. Grisham shows this when he writes: " ‘ I've hurt a lot of people, Adam, and I haven't always stopped to think about it.