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Final kkk pp(monica)

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Final kkk pp(monica)

  1. 1. Domestic Terrorism By: Monica DeHart, Aida L. Wilhelm & DaVette Henderson Ku Klux Klan
  2. 2. Ku Klux Klan Facts  Definition:  “1. A secret society organized in the South after the Civil War to reassert White supremacy by means of terrorism” (www.answers.com, 2007, p.1).  Classification:  Fringe Right  Strength:  less than 500 members
  3. 3. Ku Klux Klan Facts  Source of Income: Membership dues and sales of KKK paraphernalia.  Also known as: American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Imperial Klans of America, and Knights of the White Kamelia.  Last offense:  unknown
  4. 4. Ku Klux Klan Two Generations
  5. 5. Background Information  Post Civil War:  6 middle-class Veterans of the Confederate Army founded the Ku Klux Klan.  December 24, 1865: Ku Klux Klan established.  Modern day Fraternal Organization: expressing their beliefs of a supreme race White Power.
  6. 6. The First Era of Ku Klux Klan  President Ulysses Grant demolished the Ku Klux Klan in the 1870’s under the Civil Rights Act.  1871 Ku Klux Klan Act (www.wikipedia.com, 2007).  Began by humor and eventually turned into hatred and terrorism towards non- white’s.  Key Target was African Americans also known as- NEGRO’S!!! (www.wikipedia.com, 2007).
  7. 7. Nathan Bedford Forrest  Nominated as the “Grand Wizard” which was the Klan’s national leader (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p.3).  1867 Meeting to compose a formal membership of the KKK.  Forrest is quoted by George Gordon as stating “…that’s a damn good thing. We can keep them niggers in their place” (www.answers.com, 2007, p. 10).
  8. 8. Activities of the First Era  “The Klan sought to control the political and social status of the freed slaves” (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p.3).  “Specifically, it attempted to curb black education, economic advancement, voting rights, and the right to bear arms” (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p. 3).
  9. 9. Activities of first era cont…  KKK Targets:  School teacher’s, Operatives of the federal Freedman’s Bureau and Black member’s of the Local Leagues.  The Klan killed over 150 African Americans in one county in Florida (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p.3).
  10. 10. The Second Era of Ku Klux Klan  In 1915, William J. Simmons (Grand Wizard) re-established the second era.  Simmon’s was inspired by the movie “Birth of a Nation” by D.W. Griffith (www.adl.org, 2007, p.3).  Politics:  More organized and focused on political and social reform.  Membership:  4 million  Mostly in Midwestern states
  11. 11. William J. Simmons  Elected in 1915 at meeting on Stone Mountain.  Sought to form a fraternal organization.  Based on comprehensive Americanism.  Recruited post WWI and patronized conflicts occurring in U.S.  “Now let the Niggers, Catholics, Jews and others who disdain my wizardry, come out.” (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p.7).
  12. 12. Second Era of the Ku Klux Klan  Advocated: anti-jewish, anti-catholic, anti- communists and anti-immigant (www.wikipedia.com, 2007, p. 8).  Republican & Semi-Democratic.
  13. 13. “Violence” of the Ku Klux Klan Lynching Whippings Murders Tar and feathering Bombings Shootings Floggings Beating and sexual assaults
  14. 14. Hate Crimes of the KKK  Lynching  1915 the Lynching of Leo Frank  March 20, 1981 lynching of Michael Donald
  15. 15. Hate Crimes of the KKK  Bombings  Alabama Church:  September 15, 1963  4 girls killed and 22 adults injured  Recent findings  May 17, 2000: clarifications on Church bombing  FBI aware of bombings
  16. 16. Hate Crimes of the Ku Klux Klan  In 1977 Joseph Paul Franklin (Former KKK member & serial killer ) was indicted for bombing a synagogue in Chattanooga, Tenneessee.  He called it a “synagogue of Satin” (www.query.nytimes.co m, 2007, p.1)
  17. 17. Hate Crimes of the KKK  In 1951 the Ku Klux Klan bombed Harry T. Moore’s home. (school teacher & State Director of NAACP)  40 years later the FBI & KKK conspired with local authorities to carry out the bombing
  18. 18. Current Chapter  Female Bands:  Blue-Eyed Devils  Angry Aryans  Prussian Blue  Believe in White Supremacy  Source of Education:  1950’s racist textbooks  Lyrics:  "Strike force! White survival. Strike force! Yeah." (F:Bakersfield girl band Cute Klux Klan.htm, 2007, p.1)  "We are proud of being white. We want our people to stay white we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race." (F:Bakersfield girl band Cute Klux Klan.htm, 2007, p.1)
  19. 19. References  www.adl.org  www.answers.com  F:Bakersfieldgirlbandcutekluxklan .htm  www.query.nytimes.com  www.wikipedia.com

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