How Did The Ku Klux Klan Protect African Americans?

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The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a terrorist group that would terrorize, kidnap, kill, and torture African Americans. Reconstruction was an act of getting the United State's back to normal after the Civil War, and the Ku Klux Klan made this difficult. The Klu Klux Klan harassed African Americans. The Ku Klux Klan contributed to the failure of reconstruction by harassing African Americans in order to make the African Americans fear the Klansmen, they would try to increase their public appeal to gain more followers, increase their racism towards African Americans, leading towards the republican party failing, and harass and kill off the African americans to scare them into not voting or participating, bringing back white supremacy. The KKK had different periods of popularity. The first klan was organized after the Civil War to restore racial order in the South after …show more content…

This relates to my question as it shows that they were still against citizens having equal rights and political freedom from the government. There was an increase in racism towards African Americans by the KKK. The Ku Klux Klan killed five anti-Klan members in Greensboro, North Carolina in November of 1979. This happened to be the most publicized incident displayed by the Ku Klux Klan. People from the KKK and Nazis who were accused of these homicides were freed twice by all white juries despite the strong evidence pointing against them. As a primary source wrote, ¨ I can very well remember the Reconstruction Days when the White people of the South were oppressed and mistreated by this ungodly corruptible group.¨ This quote shows how the KKK also went after some white southerners, as well as the African Americans, even though the African Americans were their prime suspects. The primary goal of the KKK was to reverse the progress reconstruction made by southern African Americans and the poor Whites. The KKK did not like the concept of reconstruction as they felt

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