History September 13, 2018 at 05:00 am

These extreme white supremacist groups were established with the aim of wiping out the Black race

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson September 13, 2018 at 05:00 am

September 13, 2018 at 05:00 am | History

The Ku Klux Klan

Popularly known as the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan was started in the U.S.A in 1865 at the time when many slaves were gaining their freedom, revolting and had the opportunity to migrate. The mission of the Ku Klux Klan was simple, to maintain white dominance and suppress the black race by all means possible or to wipe the U.S.A clean of Blacks. Still, in existence to date, the KKK has been through 3 separate phases of development. The first from 1865-1871, second from 1915 to 1944 and the last from 1946 to the present with the same aim developing in different parts of America. Members of the KKK rode on horsebacks and went out at night to terrorise African Americans. When slaves were given their freedom, the KKK began to kill African Americans or force them back into their plantations. Members of the Klan are noted to be wealthy whites with influence in high position offices given reason to why the Klan has not been successfully destroyed. In their more active years, the KKK existed as a fear of the Black community.

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