History of the United States
Ku Klux Klan

Why was the KKK started?



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The Ku Klux Klan was created to terrorize former slaves in the South. The Klan worked to deny Blacks the right to vote, attend churches and participate in politics. As a terrorist organization they murdered many Blacks and any white supporters of Black rights. One method of they used for murder was called lynching, a basic hanging form of death.