Ku Klux Klan By: lidel chavez

The start of the Ku-Klux-Klan

The Ku Klux Klan was founded by white men most them were former confederate veterans in the civil war. The first branch for the Ku Klux Klan started as a social club in Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. By 1890 the Ku Klux Klan had branches in almost every southern state. For the first time the clan had committed certain crimes deprive African-Americans of the right to hold office, serve on juries, and enjoy the equal protection of the law. In 1915 the clan had really raised in members after the film "Birth of a Nation" by D.W. Griffith. At it's peak in the 1920's the clan had exceeded over 4 million members in the U.S. ( www.history.com/topics/Ku-Klux-Klan )

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