The Long Shadow of the K.K.K.

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By paying attention, many could observe a lot from this photo. I observed that during the 1920s, alot of African Americans were treated very brutally and deficiently. They were mostly mistreated by a secretive hate group called the Klu Klux Klan.  This image shows the southern white farmer in partnership with a masked Klansman as they suppress the rights and the lives of a Southern black share cropping family. The K.K.K. was more brutal than slavery itself.

http://archive.adl.org/learn/ext_us/kkk/intro.html

This vicious hate group was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee. Created by six amazingly educated confederates to abuse and attack black citizens with their loyal leagues of whites. The Klan created many terrors which included lynching, murdering, and setting fire to buildings owned or used by many African Americans. Members wore white robes with hoodies that would cover their identities from society.  The result of their many horrible activities was that African Americans refused to register to vote and stayed far away from white areas. As Southern society moved forward after Reconstruction, the Ku Klux Klan had branches in nearly every Southern state. Because of the growth of violent activities and the widespread nature of the K.K.K., African Americans who were able to escape from the south escaped as soon as they could. this became known as the Great Migration of blacks to the North.

It took 100 years to stop the lynching and violent acts of the klan but the klan still exists today because it is protected by the 1st amendment.  What do you think about this?

Even though the Klan still exists today because they say its protected by the 1st amendment it still stands for the racism in America that casts a long shadow on our present social circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

4 Responses to “The Long Shadow of the K.K.K.”

  1. Jack77 on March 3rd, 2015 12:30 pm

    I agree that we have the right to speak our minds as long as nobodies freewill is violated.

  2. bunbun on March 20th, 2015 10:26 am

    I agree with the comment above mine. Also they need to put an end to racism. It disgusts me that racism and groups like the KKK are still around to this day.

  3. jasperlily on March 24th, 2015 1:15 pm

    I highly disagree that the KKK was worse than slavery, which killed millions of Africans and African-Americans, but agree with the comments above when they state that the KKK should be disbanded. It’s one thing when someone has an unpopular opinion and decides to share it with the world, and another when innocent lives are at stake.

  4. trays on February 1st, 2016 1:37 pm

    Wow this article showed and told me a lot about the Klu Klux Klan, that is harassment to someone who skin color is a different color then white. Really opened my eyes and showed me how good we have it in todays society. Even though we still have racism in some areas but not as much as the 1920’s.

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