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How did the Ku Klux Klan movement start and what happened during the KKKs movement The KKK has been a big part in shaping how many people think of Americas history Many people think the way they do about Americas history from this social movement alone In the course of this essay I will be speaking about how this social movement started why it started what are some major events that happened in the course of the movement how it has affected us today and how is it still going on todayHow and why did the KKKs social movement start The KKK started after the civil war in America It started due to a group of white southerners in America feeling angry after the war as they felt that they had lost and that that blacks had won their freedom from slavery The movement began when six southern men were around a fireplace one night and decided to start this secret group where they could get revenge on the blacks They decided to call this clan the Ku Klux Klan The KKK reportedly did this not only because they had lost their slaves but also because they felt threatened that the blacks would get more powerful The head of the KKK was called the Grand Cyclops with the other members being known as Ghouls The problem for the blacks was that many police officers in the South agreed with the KKK and therefore their acts went unpunished for a long time What are some major events that happened during the KKKs social movement The first major event that involved the KKK was Nathan Bedford Forrest who was the first Grand Wizard of the KKK Nathan became Grand Wizard in 1867 and was the architect of the Fort Pillow Massacre During this time Nathan was responsible for the death of thousands of blacks in Southern states as an effort to stop black political participation In
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