Ku Klux KlanAccording to the Klan, the blood drop represents the bloodshed by Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for the White Race.
The KKK• The Ku Klux Klan is three past and present organisations in the USA. It is a racist, anti- Semitic (hatred towards Jews) movement that used extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy.• Of all the types of hate groups that exist in the United States, the Klan remains the one with the greatest number of national and local organizations around the country.
First Klan• The first Klan was founded in 1865 on Christmas Eve in Pulaski, TN, by six veterans of the Confederate Army. The word clan means circle in Greek.• The clan spread across the south with the aim to restore white supremacy. This was done via threats, violence and murder.• The first Klan declined slowly after the 1st World war as women had more rights and they saw this as a threat.
Second Klan• In 1915, the second klan was founded in Georgia, Atlanta on thanks giving. In 1921, it adopted a modern system of recruiting, which payed an initial fee and costume costs. • Between 1915-1927, the Klan grew to over 8 millions members. • The Klan disbanded again in 1944 due to WW2 and the absence of any internal threat to the nation. •They adopted the burning cross symbol to be used as a symbol of intimidation.
Third Klan• The Klan was again reborn in the late 40’s, early 50’s to defend the American people of the imposition of the so called Civil Rights laws.• It formed alliances with Southern police departments such as Birmingham, Alabama. Several members of the KKK were convicted of murder in the deaths of civil right workers and children.• There are around 5,000 members to date.• Today the KKK are seen as a terrorist organisation as they planned to blow up a Dallas Gas Plant but were stopped by police.
Confederacy• It was a government set up from 1861-1865 by 11 southern slave states: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee.• The Confederate States of America was created by secessionists (withdrawing from a union) in Southern slave states who refused to remain in a nation that they believed was turning them into second–class citizens.• Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America.• In April 1865, Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulyssess S. Grant (president of the United states at the time of the civil war) and with that the confederacy effectively collapsed.• The end of the confederacy saw the adoption of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments.
Amendments• December 6th 1865 - The thirteenth amendment was outlawing slavery, except as punishment for a crime.• July 9th 1868 - The fourteenth amendment prohibited state and local governments from depriving persons of life liberty or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness. States and governments were no longer to deny Black people of being citizens of the United States.• February 3rd 1970 – The fifteenth amendment prohibits each governments in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizens race, colour or previous slavery.
Costumes• First Klan - they dressed in flowing white sheets, their face covered with white masks and with skulls at their saddle horns to look like spirits of the confederate dead.• Different coloured costumes represented different roles in the clan1. Purple - Imperial Wizard (the leader of the Klan, the highest rank)2. Green - Grand Dragon (constituting the whole area of the Klans activities)3. Reddish Purple - Great Titan (state representative)4. Black - Knighthawk (security)5. Red – Kleagle (spokesperson to recruit new members)
Quitting the clan• On the Jerry Springer show they did a bit on ‘quitting the clan’ where a man of 70 years old was interviewed about his feelings on blacks in America. When interviewed behind the scene he said that he had no problem with black people but didn’t want to socialise with them as thats how he was bought up but when in front of the crowd he said he disliked them and said he if he could do the lynch that he was at when he was 12 again he would as the man deserved it. This was a shock to everyone in the crowd and Jerry was amused at the mans stupidity. As well as having the 70 year old man there are 4 other members of the Klan that appear, the aim of the show is to change the people’s believes and make them leave the clan. Jerry bought on a young women called Ann who bought up her two sons aged 2 and 4 with the views of the clan, showing that the KKK’s ideas still exist today.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsfqHWrz3wY
Clan Rallies• Klan Rally 1999 Woolwine VA• Virgils Unity Rally - Cleveland Knights - September 2004• June 19th 2010 Dungannon , VA• April 28th 2012 GA Rally ,Silent Circle Knights and LoyalWhite Knights
Deaths the KKK are responsible for..• Between 1882 and 1968, 4743 people died from lynching - 3446 were black men and women.• In Mississippi 539 were black victims and 42 white• In Georgia 492 were black victims and 39 white• In Texas 352 were black victims and 141 white• In Louisiana 335 were black victims and 56 white• In Alabama 299 were black and 48 white• These are the only deaths reported, more will of happened...