Ku Klux Klan

  • Klan members known as WASPs – White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
  • Believed they were superior to ALL other races – anti-communist, anti-Jew, anti-Catholic, anti-foreigners (That’s A LOT of hate!!)
  • Dressed in white sheets and wore white hoods
  • Designed to disguise the Klan member during their night time attacks
  • White symbolized white supremacy
  • Original footage from 1948 – British Pathe
  • Carried American flags and lit burning crosses
  • Leaders known as Imperial Wizards
  • Officers of the Klan known as Klaliffs, Klud or Klabees
  • Carried out lynchings of black people, beat up and mutilated their enemies
  • Stripped & put tar on the bodies of some victims
  • Politicians didn’t speak out against them because they didn’t want to lose their votes