The Klu Klux Klan

Group: Calpurnia

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About the Klu Klux Clan: (Jacqui Whiteford)
The Ku Klux Klan are a racist, anti-Semitic movement with a commitment to extreme violence to achieve its goals of racial segregation and white supremacy. They are most renowned for carrying out violence against African Americans but are also against Catholics, Homosexuals and Jews. The KKK are still an active movement today.
Facts: (Jacqui Whiteford)

Founder: Confederate Civil War veterans Captain John C. Lester, Major James R. Crowe, John D. Kennedy, Calvin Jones, Richard R. Reed, Frank O. McCord
Founded: 1866
Headquarters: Each different Klan group has its own headquarters.
Background: The Klan has fragmented into more than 40 separate factions of varying sizes. There is no “one” Ku Klux Klan.
Estimated size: There are over a hundred different chapters in the various Klan organizations, with varying memberships. Overall, there may be as many as 5,000 members and associates of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan is strongest in the South and Midwest of America.
Criminal Activity: The Klan has a relatively high association with criminal activity, ranging from hate crimes to acts of domestic terrorism.
Strategy: Public rallies and protests, "adopt a highway" programs and other attention getting stunts, Internet
Ideology: White supremacist ideology not far from that of neo-Nazis, although it tends to be more Christian-oriented and to stress nativism.

Clan Numbers: (Naomi Skinner & Alanah Murphy)
1st Klan: 1865 - 1870s
Members: 550,000
2nd Klan: 1915 - 1944
Members: between 3 and 6 million.
3rd Klan: since1946.