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The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
The Klansman’S Manual
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The Klansman’S Manual

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  • 1. The Klansman’s Manual A report by: John Bankert
  • 2. Background <ul><li>Mid 1800’s; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Klan was in first phase with strong violence towards the “punishment” of blacks and criminals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weakened by counterattacks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1915 William Simmons began a revival. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started with 90, moved to thousands by 1919 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dues paid his wages </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 3. Background, cont <ul><li>Recruitment became encouraged and widespread </li></ul><ul><li>By the time of the manual, up to 9,000,000 members </li></ul>
  • 4. The KKK <ul><li>The KKK has been notoriously racist and violent. </li></ul><ul><li>At the time, William Simmons was the Imperial Wizard of the KKK </li></ul>
  • 5. The Manual <ul><li>In the form of a constitution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Articles, sections, law and punishment, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crimes </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Purpose <ul><li>Patriotic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created a dictatorship to benefit America </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Brotherhood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates a supportive mentality (we accept you) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Again, supportive, and giving the illusion of having a group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Racial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To further and protect white-supremacy </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Structure <ul><li>Military </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishes dictatorship and a violent mindset </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Replaces military labels with Klan labels </li></ul><ul><li>“ Imperial Wizard” (William Simmonds) is the leader </li></ul><ul><li>States that all members of brotherhood are devoted to the Imperial Wizard </li></ul>
  • 8. Values <ul><li>White supremacy </li></ul><ul><li>Better humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Charity </li></ul><ul><li>Brotherhood among the supreme </li></ul><ul><li>Protect America and here constitution </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty to the Klan </li></ul><ul><li>Secrecy of the Klan </li></ul>
  • 9. Crime <ul><li>Divided into two sections; major and minor </li></ul><ul><li>Major </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disloyalty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing the blood of the inferior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harming the chastity of woman </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated minor offenses </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Minor Crimes <ul><li>Drunkenness </li></ul><ul><li>Profanity </li></ul><ul><li>Un-Klansmen like conduct </li></ul><ul><li>Refusal to obey, respond, or surrender credentials </li></ul>
  • 11. Alternative Motive <ul><li>Distract from the ultimate brutality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No direct exclamation of violence towards race </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prime for this brutality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Military </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sacrifice for the Klan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Destroy” any threat </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Motive, cont <ul><li>Obey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the crimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of the “Oath of Allegiance” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Secrecy </li></ul><ul><li>Create dictatorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denounce democracy without reason </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promise a better life with the Klan’s dictator government without stating how </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. Overall thoughts and opinions/ How did it make you feel? <ul><li>This manual was very illusive about its motives </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to those wanting to belong as well as those who support America (everyone in America) </li></ul><ul><li>The writers were intelligent be delusional </li></ul><ul><li>Cult-like </li></ul>

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