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Ku Klux Klan in the twentieth century

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Creator:Lay, Shawn
Title:Ku Klux Klan in the twentieth century
Date:2005 July 7

Encyclopedia article about the Ku Klux Klan, a secret society dedicated to white supremacy in the United States, which has existed in various forms since it was organized in Tennessee shortly after the end of the Civil War (1861-1865). William J. Simmons, a recruiter for men's fraternal societies, established a new Ku Klux Klan in 1915, declaring its rebirth at a ceremony held at Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta. The group's membership was restricted to white American-born Protestant men. The Klan has waxed and wained and divided since its 1915 rebirth until a 1993 court order forced one of the groups to disband.

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Subjects:Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | Georgia--Race relations--History--20th century | Racism--Georgia--History--20th century | White supremacy movements--Georgia--History--20th century | Georgia | Southern States
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2005-07-07
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