As soon as the Civil War came to an end, the south was without any leadership and there were expectations that blacks will start opposing and insurrections will be caused. Due to this, several vigilante organizations were created among different communities. Among these vigilante groups, Ku Klux Klan was able to gain ample amount of limelight. This clan started operating during the period of 1865 in the region of Tennessee1. When it was first created, it was able to haunt several souls and was quite recognized for its night parades and unique disguises. The clan was recognized for riding on the back of horses that used to be dressed in white. The second time Ku Klux Klan (KKK) came into the limelight was during the period of 1915 in the region of Georgia and this time it became much modernized as compared to its previous tenure1. The gang started recruiting individuals while paying them fees and providing them with costumes and started its expansion throughout the boundaries of the United States of America. The second time it came into power, it started working with the objective of spreading Americanism which was 100% in nature. The second time it started with its terrorizing activities, it was able to include a population of around 4 to 5 million individuals. The clan got involved in various terrorizing activities and anti-social activities which started dropping its popularity and it slowly and gradually faded in the shades of grey by the period of 1940s. After the 1940s, the name of the clan was utilized by several others to spread similar form of insurgencies and to stand against the Civil rights Movement. During the 1960s and 1960s, these groups who called themselves the KKK used to partner with police departments in the South or other government officials. Their insurgencies kept spreading and later a huge number of clan members were held responsible for the death of several workers and children who were fighting for civil liberties1. The clan is well recognized for the bombings of 16th Street Baptist Church in which they were held liable for killing civil rights workers.
Ku Klux Klan Organization and Activities of America’s Most Notorious Secret Society