|Rise And Fall Of The KKK
The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" - Thomas Jefferson (Cultural Racism 1)
This excerpt from the Declaration of independence specifically stated that all men are created equal, but that is contradiction to the governments decisions.
The Ku Klux Klan founded in 1865 by William Nathan Bedford a former confederate general, began a campaign of terror against free blacks and their white supporters. The KKK had a wide array of uneducated people because their main incentive was to recruit young, homeless, and mindless children to follow in their footsteps and become a member of the KKK. In many instances Klan members were
taught the KKK did not believe that blacks were capable of the necessary decision making in life, they...