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1 The Ku Klux Klan

2 W.A.S.P W = White A = Anglo S = Saxon P = Protestant

3 KKK Formed in Pulaski, Tennessee in A white underground terrorist group Most of the leaders were former members of the _________________ Army and the first Grand Wizard was ___________________, a general during the American Civil War. They wanted revenge for the defeat of the South

4 KKK The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word __________, meaning circle, and the English word clan.

5 KKK They became known as the Invisible Empire as it grew and spread rapidly

6 KKK Many important __________________, officials and even __________________________ supported them Their main objective was to ensure white ____________________. It was a campaign of terror: they stole and destroyed black crops; stopped them from voting; threats of violence and murder It was outlawed in _______________, but it emerged again in the early 20 th Century and is still active today

7 Nathan Bedford Forrest

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13 Lynching When black people were accused of crimes (most were innocent) and were hanged and burned. Often the _________________ turned a blind eye to these illegal actions. – In some cases they directly or indirectly helped the people commit these crimes. – In small communities, the perpetrators were known and protected by them

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