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33 Facts About The Ku Klux Klan

21-25 Ku Klux Klan Facts

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21. In 1925, KKK membership peaked at somewhere between 3 and 6 million, meaning that at least 2.6% of the population of the United States was a member. – Source

22. Harry Truman was a KKK member for a short time in the 1920’s. – Source

23. In 1871, Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill into law that gave him the right to suspend habeas corpus in order to combat the Ku Klux Klan. – Source

24. Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, the civil war general involved in the early Ku Klux Klan, had a total of 29 horses shot out from under him during the war. He himself was shot four times, and he defeated over 30 Union soldiers in hand-to-hand combat. – Source

25. In 1925 an all-black baseball team in Wichita, Kansas played an exhibition against a local KKK Klavern, with Irish Catholics serving as umpires. The black team won 10-8. – Source

26-30 Ku Klux Klan Facts

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26.  In the 1950s, while conducting civil rights protests in Monroe, NC against a strong Ku Klux Klan opposition, the NAACP enlisted protection from a local NRA chapter, who were determined to defend the local black community from racist attacks. – Source

27. When the KKK was founded the KKK consisted of a group of Southern whites Democrats who were targeting Republicans with violence because they knew that given the chance, the blacks would vote Republican. – Source

28. In 1991, elections for the governor of Louisiana, voters had to decide between a corrupt politician, Edwin Edwards, and the grand wizard of the KKK, David Duke, with slogans like Vote for the lizard, not the wizard” and “Vote for the crook. It’s important.” – Source

29. In 1965, when Viola Liuzzo, a woman from Detroit who came to Selma, Alabama to march with MLK Jr. in protest of voting discrimination, was killed by 4 members of the KKK and one of them was an FBI informant named Gary Rowe. The FBI spread lies about Viola in order to make them look better. – Source

30. An Imperial Wizard of the KKK successfully appealed to the US 3rd Circuit Court that possession of a pipe bomb was not a crime of violence, and was released in 2012. – Source

31-33 Ku Klux Klan Facts

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31. Eleanor Roosevelt’s civil rights work angered the Ku Klux Klan so much that they put a $25,000 bounty on her. – Source

32. Members of the KKK initially tried to convince black voters that returning to slavery was a good idea. – Source

33. Even 40 years later, communities in which the KKK was present during the civil rights era continue to exhibit higher rates of violent crime. The Klan’s presence created a culture of vigilantism that weakened the legitimacy of established authorities and the bonds among community members. – Source

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  • Note that Freemasonry and the KKK are two sides of the same coin! 40 years ago I won an auction for my home in Cornwall UK and its half acre of gardens. The loser in the auction was a Freemason farmer and councillor. Since then I’ve endured arson, vandalism and fly-tipping and the council refused to send the dust-cart to help me to clear-up the mess. Although I am English with a surname from mid Wales that goes back 4000 years I have repeatedly been referred to as a “White-Wog and a F—ing Emmett”! My 4×4 and other property were destroyed by fire and the effort of clearing-up the fly-tip caused me to have a stroke. Next when I was in hospital my home was broken into and looted! (Oh I almost forgot, my driving licence was then revoked by the DVLA and the police!)This all tells me that the KKK is basically alive and well and dishing the dirt on the less-well-off.

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