Ku Klux Klan: Shrouded Brotherhood or Hooded Americanism
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... Klux Klan: Shrouded Brotherhood or Hooded Americanism The Ku Klux Klan was started in the town of Pulaski (seat of Giles County), Tennessee, sometime between Christmas 1865 and June 1866. At first, it was only "a thing for amusement" but how this small group grew into an organization for terrorism is an interesting topic for this paper.
When young soldiers from the Confederate Army returned from war, they realized they had nothing to do; jobs were literally non existent. James Crowe, Richard Reed, Calvin Jones, John Lester, Frank McCord, and John Kennedy met in the house of Colonel Thomas Martin in Giles county, and formed what first they called "the circle" which when translated into Greek is kukl...