Kkk for 5-6 minutes


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The KKK or The Ku Klux Klan is the name for the fraternal organization in the US which has advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration. This organization has used terrorism, violence and acts of intimidation such as cross burning to oppress mainly the African Americans and other minority ethnic groups.

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Kkk for 5-6 minutes

  1. 1. What is the Ku Klux Klan?• Secret society begun in the south• Informally known as the Klan.• Originally set up as social fraternity but their main goal soon became reasserting white supremacy after the Civil War
  2. 2. The First Grand wizard• The great Confederate cavalry officer, General Nathan Bedford Forrest, was the first Grand Wizard national leader in 1867.
  3. 3. Reasons Behind the KKK• Wanted to oppose “reconstruction” of the south.• Stop African Americans from voting or holding office• Encouraged by the resentments of white southerners following the Civil War
  4. 4. Who were the original members?• Most members were former Confederate army members• Some were plantation owners who still wanted to own slaves• Others were just people upset with how the government had treated the South following the Civil War
  5. 5. ActivitiesBurning down Black Whipping andSchools lynching of the blacks Cross Burning
  6. 6. End of 1st klanMississippi Ku-Kluxmembers in the disguisesin which they werecaptured.Harpers Weekly January27, 1872
  7. 7. The 2nd KKK Incarnation• William Joseph Simmons founded the second Ku Klux Klan in 1915.
  8. 8. nd Klan-Fueled by two key eventsFilm-The Birth of a Nation Death of Mary Phagan
  9. 9. Anomalies In New Jersey in 1926, local Klansmen sponsored the drive to rebuild a negro church.Food aid was given to a blackold folks’ home in Richmond,Virginia in 1925.
  10. 10. The End of the 2nd KKKIn 1944, the Klandisbanded
  11. 11. The KKK Today• The Ku Klux Klan continues to exist today• Exist in smaller chapters than in previous years• Activity is more limited• Some of the extreme beliefs have weakened or adapted to today’s society• Many members are more secretive about their membership today
  12. 12. The End