HATE. 1 866 - Present. The Ku Klux Klan. Origin of The KKK. Many people believe the Ku Klux Klan originated in the 1920’s but they have been around since the Civil War ended. The named “The Ku Klux Klan” came from the Greek word kuklos, which means circle, and the Scottish word meant clan.
The CostumeoftheKu Klux Klan is perhaps the most distinctive feature of that organization, and is recognized worldwide. It is sometimes known as the 'Glory Suit' by those who wear it.
Some klans use all white robes regardless of rank. For those that use robes of different colors most use:
In the late 1970s, Vietnam veteran Louis Beam led a crusade of Klan Intimidation against Vietnamese American fisherman in Texas.
Although the Klan today has lost much of its power and support, it still exists. Small pockets of the Klan continue to foster their “100% Americanism” brand of hatred, occasionally engaging in acts of terror and violence.
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