Ku Klux Klan

1866 –

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  • Title Ku Klux Klan
  • Coverage 1866 –
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  • Keywords paramilitary organization formed during Reconstruction to oppose the Republican Party and restore white supremacy in the South, founded by former Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, particularly strong in the predominantly white upcountry counties, shrouded in secrecy, Democratic leaders frequently denied both the existence of the Klan and the reality of alleged outrages, administration of President Ulysses S. Grant made a large-scale effort to break the Klan, Birth of a Nation, which glorified the Reconstruction Klan
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date August 19, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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