The Rebirth of the KKK. 1915-1930s 3-6 Million Members. Ku Klux Klan. America's oldest, most visible, and most infamous hate group White supremacy and anti-immigration Hostile towards Jews, Muslims, Immigrants to America, Asians, Homosexuals, Catholics, . End of 1 st , Beginning of 2 nd.
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3-6 Million Members
Wrote his own prospectus for a reincarnation of the organization
Involved with lynching of Leo Frank and Stone Mountain
Organized 15 men to burn a cross on Stone Mountain on Thanksgiving of 1915
Declared himself the Imperial Wizard of the Invisible Empire of the Knights of the Ku Klux KlanWilliam J. Simmons
Costume: “Glory Suit” regalia
Symbol on the robe: red circle with a cross and a blood drop in the middle
Violence was not uncommon
Lynching: illegal execution of an accused person by a mob
Southerners felt threatened after the Civil war
Wanted to Maintain white supremacy
Estimated that between 1880 and 1920, an average of two African Americans a week were lynched in the United States.Symbols and Activities