The Ku Klux Klan is a secret organization of white Protestant men in the United States which promotes violence against black people, Jews, and other minorities. the Ku Klux Klan a secret American political organization of Protestant white men who oppose people of other races or religions (Perhaps from kyklos + clan). Either of two racist terrorist organizations in the U.S. The first was organized by veterans of the Confederate army, first as a social club and then as a secret means of resisting Reconstruction and restoring white domination over newly enfranchised blacks. Dressed in white robes and sheets, Klansmen whipped and killed freedmen and their white supporters in nighttime raids (see lynching). It had largely accomplished its goals by the 1870s before gradually fading away. The second KKK arose in 1915, partly out of nostalgia for the Old South and partly out of fear of the rise of communism in Russia and the changing ethnic character of U.S. society. It counted Catholics, Jews, foreigners, and labour unions among its enemies. Its membership peaked in the 1920s at more than four million, but during the Great Depression the organization gradually declined. It became active again during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, attacking blacks and white civil rights workers with bombings, whippings, and shootings. By the end of the 20th century, growing racial tolerance had reduced its numbers to a few thousand
A secret organization founded in the southern states during Reconstruction to terrorize and intimidate former slaves and prevent them from voting or holding public office Officially disbanded in 1869, a second anti‑black, anti‑Catholic, and anti‑Semitic Klan emerged in 1915 that aimed to preserve "Americanism "
A secret American society organized at the close of the Civil War (1861-1865) for the purpose of re-establishing and maintaining local "white supremacy" in the South During World War I, it was revived with members who were anti-Semitic and anti-Roman Catholic as well as anti-Negro Its members dress in white sheets and hoods, particularly when engaged in threatening or criminal acts against those who have incurred their wrath
Formed by some bored young men in 1866, this social club adopted the trappings of a fraternal order with secret rituals, costumes, and practical jokes It soon developed into a political terrorist organization whose victims were African Americans and Republicans It was part of the violent white resistance to Reconstruction
Amerikan iç savaşı sırasında ortaya çıkan, Amerikan topraklarında zenci, yahudi ve diğer azınlıkları istemeyen, beyaz, kapşonlu cüppe giyen ve yanan bir hacı sembolleri olarak kullanan güneyli aşırı ırkçı bir grup
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