Violence in the south

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Violence in the south

  1. 1. Violence in the South By Melissa Xie
  2. 2. Lynching <ul><li>Many white people lynched black people in the south because segregation and racism at the time. The time period was in the 1860s to the 1920s. Lynching is when a mob or small group of people attack African American people. They shoot them, hang and burn them on a stake. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tarring and Feathering <ul><li>Other people resorted to tarring and feathering. It is when they cover someone in tar and then pour feathers on them. To some people, this seemed like a very barbaric punishment. </li></ul><ul><li>People attacked the African American people were white people. They attacked them because they felt that they were better than them and much more superior. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Ku Klux Klan <ul><li>The Ku Klux Klan AKA The KKK AKA The Klan were a group of white people who dedicated their lives to killing black people. They wore their iconic white robes, white cone shaped hats and white masks. They also hated and killed anybody who believed in racial equality such as political and church leaders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The First Klan <ul><li>The first klan was founded in 1868 Tennessee by veterans of the Confederate Army. They claimed that they were ghosts of soldiers from the Confederate Army. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Second Klan <ul><li>The second klan was founded in 1915 Georgia. It was a small, oath-bound organization. The name “Ku Klux Klan” was used by local groups who do not believe in the Civil Rights Movement or desegregation. They wore bags on their heads to add drama. They used the burning Latin cross as their symbol. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Third Klan <ul><li>The third klan used the name “Ku Klux Klan” in the 1950s and 1960s. There were about 5,000 klan members. They once bombed children and civil rights workers of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Membership <ul><li>In 1920, there were 4,000,000 Ku Klux Klan members. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1924 there were about 6,000,000 members. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1930 there were about 30,000 members. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1980, there were 5,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, there are about 6,000 members. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Klans <ul><li>Today, there are still klans in the United States. It’s hard to estimate the number of members because they are hard to infiltrate. Some think that there are about 6,000-8,000. Most of the klan members are in the southern U.S. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Current Klans con. <ul><li>Some examples of klans are: </li></ul><ul><li>Bayou Knights of the Ku Klux Klan </li></ul><ul><li>Church of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan </li></ul><ul><li>Imperial Klans of America </li></ul><ul><li>Knights of the White Camelia </li></ul><ul><li>Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. It is the biggest Klan organization in America today. Some people refer to it as the “sixth era Klan”. It is still a racist group. </li></ul>
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