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FEELING OF SUPERIORTY BY THE KU KLUX KLAN Throughout the years there were repeated acts of hate and violence towards the minority groups in America The crimes and dislike for these different minority groups usually raged from people of the white race As the whites began to think that the blacks Jews and other races that they felt were inferior were beginning to rise up in Americas society the whites formed a group known as the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan was a group formed exclusively due to the feeling of power and superiority the whites felt they should have over all the other races The history of the Ku Klux Klan consisted of four different periods of time when the Klan had many members and a high amount of Klan activity The four time periods were during the 1860s-1870s 1915-1944 the late 1940s - the early 1970s and since the 1970s Throughout all these time periods the members of the Klan showed their disgust in all other races other than their own the white race by performing many terrorist acts committing many crimes and trying to scare the minorities The Ku Klux Klan members felt that the minority groups such as the blacks and Jews were beginning to rise in power in America and the Klan members were not going to let that happen They believed that only the white Christian individuals should have been allowed any power in America The Klan members were definitely one of the organizations that felt that the black and white races should be segregated in schools buses bathrooms and all other public places In Pulaski Tennessee during 1865 a group of Confederate Army veterans gathered the first members to form the first Ku Klux Klan A former Confederate General named Nathan Bedford Forrest became the Klans first leader which was called the Grand Wizard The members of the Ku Klux Klan who all
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