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How Did The Ku Klux Klan Impact African Americans?

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African Americans in the early part of our history were treated extremely poorly and faced a lot of public neglect. Lynchings, public violence, and harassment haunted many colored people of that time. The Ku Klux Klan were behind most of these acts of injustice. From these events, as we progressed through history, different groups, social movements, and acts of integrity helped shape African American’s futures for the better. Within this paper I will be hitting on some key moments that impacted how colored people lived and are viewed from then to now. The Ku Klux Klan was the first ever terrorist organization to be formed in the United States which happened in 1865. When recognized of their motives the US quickly shut them down, but soon in the 1920’s they came back very prepared to terrorize people. Their main targets were African Americans and anyone that was gay…show more content…
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