The History of the Ku Klux Klan

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They gave no mercy for anyone or anything. They thought they were prevailing to everybody around them and thought they would get special treatment and diligence by being immature, discriminating against anyone for whatever reason. The horrible occurrence in our history would be labeled non-other than the Ku Klux Klan, the largest White Supremacist Group to gain popularity in the United States. I Believe the Ku Klux Klan started off as just something with violent cruel jokes as their activities because they had nothing better to do in there free time. Throughout the night they would dress up like ghosts to disguise themselves from mature humanity. Over time they began to focus on racism when Nathan Bedford became the first Imperial Wizard, Leader of the group. Without consideration they murdered a large number of African Americans because they wanted to make the United States an all American Country, stating blacks are more likely to commit crime.

They believed black people were inferior to the Accepted White Population or anyone considered an outsider such as Catholic religionist, Jewish religionist & Gay people and Foolish enough to state that every American White Protestant female should only be allowed to marry an American White Protestant male.

The most inhumane crime successfully completed was the assassination of Medgar Evers on June 13th 1963. This peaceful man who had constantly urged that "violence is not the way" but paid for his beliefs with his life. He was a protruding voice in the struggle for civil rights, nevertheless left behind an impressive record of achievement. Three men were held responsible for this wrong doing with the nicknames Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. There real names were never disclosed, but they were later arrested and imprisoned by Cecil Price, a Deputy Sheriff in the Mississippi. Some...