Ku Klux Klan

General Nathan Bedford Forrest, Nationalism in the USA, Griffith, Referat, Hausaufgabe, Ku Klux Klan
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My mom named my after the great civil-war hero General Nathan Bedford Forrest.... The Forrest part was to remind me that sometimes well do well.... Things that just make no sense. The Ku Klux Klan claims to stand for a non-violent Christian movement, but in fact they are very violent. Over the history of the KKK it has been involved in lynching of black people. It was characteristic for them to wear hoods, so that nobody can see their faces. Historical Overview The name Ku Klux Klan comes from the Greek word kuklos, meaning circle. The circle is considered to be on of the oldest symbols of unity. The circle is also a reference to the wheel, a symbol of creativity. The circle also represents the special creativity, according to white supremacists, of the White Race. The KKK represents itself as the oldest American White civil rights group. While its self-characterisation as a civil rights group is doubtful, its stature as the oldest white nationalist group is firm. The KKK has gone through 5 eras since its founding. The KKK was founded in 1866 by former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Tennessee. It was only one year after General Lee had surrendered to Grant. Their first activities were night rides, they intimate black people and lynched those people they found to be the greatest threats to the white supremacy in the Southern States. When they did their night rides they wore white clothes and they covered their horses with white bed sheets. In 1871 the ...

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