Flashcards in KKK Deck (15):
KKK membership by years?
Common methods employed by the KKK
Lynchings, beatings, tar and feathers, whipping, Burning of Buildings
Enemies of the KKK
Black Americans, Jews, Catholics, Communists, Atheists
What is the Great Migration?
When Southern African Americans migrated north in search of work and to escape racism
KKK states by %?
40% Indiana, Ohio and Illinois
25% from the Southwest Louisiana to Arizona
16% Old Confederacy States
6% Pacific Coast
3% North-east New England region
States it was alleged the Klan elected governors?
Maine, Ohio, Colorado and Louisiana
Times the Klan opposed Political movements?
Oklahoma John Calloway walton
New York Al Smith
At peak 250,000 members,over half the elected general assembly were KKK members, Home of DC Stephenson
Klan maintained 50,000 paying members
Alabama Elected klan members?
Bib Graves was elected Governor, Charles C. Mccall elected state attorney General
Georgia Elected Klan Members?
Earl Mayfield elected to US senate,Clifford Walter to Governor
Reasons for Demise?
Scandal of Suicide of woman DC had raped,he was convicted of second degree murder, widespread financial mismanagement
Merely a symptom of Racial Hatred?
Some of worst crimes had no involvement of the Klan, such as the murder of Mary Turner in Brooks County Georgia 1918
Fritz Kuhn wanted merger between the KKK and US Nazi party however talks broke down and any link to the Nazis was detrimental to the Klan with ongoing war