History of the United States
Ku Klux Klan
Terrorism

Why was the KKK started?

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12/25/2016

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.