The KKK KKK is the abbreviation for Ku Klux Klan. Ku Klux Klan comes from a Greek word “klyklos” It means cycle or circle.
The KKK in 1920 In the 1920’s, the KKK reformed. William J. Simons reformed the second KKK. They tried to eliminate the African-Americans, Christians, Jews and other races/religions in the US to make a total white, protestant nation.
Lynching Lynching is another word for hanging. It was used by the KKK a lot to kill people to show hatred of blacks, Jews, and Christians. The lynching of Laura Nelson in Okemah, Oklahoma on May 25, 1911; she had tried to protect her son, who was lynched together with her.
The First KKK The first KKK was developed in December, 1886. Six very well educated Confederate Veterans, when the south was in reconstruction from the Civil War, made the first KKK. It was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee. Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK
The Second KKK The second KKK was formed at a small organization in Georgia. The KKK they continued the same goal, trying to have white supremacy and Protestantism throughout the United States. Grand Dragons were the leaders of the KKK. The states that had the most KKK people in it were Alabama and Iowa.
The Third KKK The third KKK formed in the 1950’s through the 1960’s. The third KKK formed after WWII.