Ku klux klan

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Ku klux klan

  1. 1. •CARRIED OUT LYNCHINGS. (BLACKS) AND ANYBODY CONSIDERED THEIRENEMY.•STRIPPED PEOPLE AND POURED TAR AND FEATHERS ON THEIR BODY.• CASTRATION.•PUBLIC HUMILIATION.•
  2. 2. •SET UP IN 1860S BY SOILDERS WHO FOUGHT IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.•THEY TERRORISED BLACKS THAT WERE FREED FROM SLAVERY.• FINISHED IN 1870 AFTER IT WAS SEEN AS A TERRORIST ORGANISATION.•STARTED AGIN IN 1915 AFTER INSPIRATION FROM ‘ THE BIRTH OF A NATION’ FILM.•FILM ATTRACTED HUGE AUDIENCES AND REINFORCED WHITE SUPREMACY.•IN A REACTION TO NEW IMMMAGRANTS THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE KLAN INCREASED.
  3. 3. •KLANSMEN WERE WASPS.•FIGHTING FOR NATIVE WHITE PROTESTANT SUPREMACY.•ANTI COMMUNIST.•ANTI BLACK.•ANTI JEW.•ANTI CATHOLIC.
  4. 4. •1920 THE KLAN HAD 100,00 MEMBERS.•1925 IT HAD OVER 5 MILLION.•IT ATTRACTED MEMBERS FROM ALL OVER USA, ESPECIALLY THE SOUTH.•MOST MEMBERS WERE WHITE, RACIST AND PROTESTANT.•STATE GOVERNORS OR OKLAHOMA WERE MEMBERS.

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