In 1865, American Civil War has ended, but the racial war has just started a new chapter. Although the nation is once again unified, but the difference between racial perspective hasn’t been changed until many years later. The lost of war did not make southerners give up their believe in slavery. Many veterans of Confederate Army have organized and committed brutal crimes against white and racial republicans. Although Ku Klux Klan is organized originally at local area, many other groups across the southern states have adopted the name. The image above shows three members of Ku Klux Klan under arrest at Tishomingo county, Mississippi on September 1871 for attempt murdering a family. In 1870, Government passed Force Act to fight the crimes and place soldiers to protect racial republicans and peoples.
This picture above shows a gathering of KKK members Gainesville, Florida at December 31, 1922. With Government’s involvement, the scale of Ku Klux Klan gets smaller as more members of KKK is prosecuted under the law. In 1920s, KKK re-emerges when racial conflicts is incorporated with religious conflicts. The member of KKK become more organized and openly practiced. The Klan fades away at 1940s because of criminal acts committed by the head of the organizers.
It is ironic how the KKK members burned the cross when most of them were very much religious. If I was a Christian I would not be comfortable with the burning of the cross or even the idea of it.
The KKK was a crazy point in History. It was right after the civil war, when you would expect people to become a little more sympathetic towards blacks however it was the exact opposite as a group known as the KKK was formed.
I actually was not surprised the fact that the KKK was in movement again. The main reason was that the South were still bitter from the Civil War. Not everyone will adapt to change in the beginning and will continue to rebel.
The KKK was surely a brutal secret organization that threatened the freedom of slavery after the Civil War. It was unlawful and still is to use violence against the innocence.