Ku Klux Klan
American white supremacist group
Ku Klux Klan ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or the Klan, is an American white supremacist hate group whose primary targets are African Americans, as well as Jews, immigrants, leftists, homosexuals, and, until recently, Catholics. The Klan has existed in three distinct eras at different points in time during the history of the United States. Each has advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white nationalism, anti-immigration and – especially in later iterations – Nordicism, antisemitism, prohibition, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-atheism, and anti-Catholicism. Historically, the first Klan used terrorism – both physical assault and murder – against politically active blacks and their allies in the South in the late 1860s, until it was suppressed around 1872. All three movements have called for the "purification" of American society and all are considered "right-wing extremist" organizations. In each era, membership was secret and estimates of the total were highly exaggerated by both friends and enemies.
Twitter Bans David Duke
Credit: Wochit News Duration: 00:31Published
You Might Like
Disturbing photos of the modern-day Ku Klux KlanWith the number of hate groups on the rise, the Klu Klux Klan is trying to benefit from the momentum. Here's what the group looks like today
Who was Edmund Pettus? Selma bridge got its name from Confederate general, KKK leaderIt became an iconic site of in the battle for equality, but the Edmund Pettus Bridge is named after a former Confederate general and KKK leader.
Fact Check: Fred Trump was detained at KKK rally but there's no evidence he was supporterDetails surrounding the detention of Fred Trump at a 1927 KKK rally are scant. Claims that he was directly involved in the event are misleading.
Fact check: Photo shows Biden with Byrd, who once had ties to KKK but wasn't a grand wizardA widely shared image on social media claims Joe Biden is pictured with Robert Byrd, a grand wizard of the KKK. Byrd was in the KKK but not that post.
Man who drove into Virginia protest is KKK leader, prosecutor saysVirginia prosecutors said on Monday a man facing charges for driving his pickup truck into racial equality protesters is a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
Also reported by •NYTimes.com
From small towns to cities, U.S. sees biggest rallies yet for racial justiceDemonstrations were planned across the United States on Sunday to demand racial justice after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody, with weekend rallies spreading to smaller communities..
Black Lives Matter protests for U.S. racial justice reach new dimensionU.S. protests sparked by George Floyd's fatal encounter last month with Minneapolis police crossed a new threshold as weekend rallies demanding racial justice stretched from Washington, D.C., to an..
A California man wore a KKK hood at a grocery store. Authorities say he won't face chargesAuthorities said a man who wore a Ku Klux Klan hood while grocery shopping in a San Diego suburb will not face charges due to free speech protections.
Can-Am Crown, basilica declaration, landfill park: News from around our 50 statesControversial Klan rally may return to Ohio town, payouts kept coming for ex-Goodwill CEO in Nebraska, and more
Pastor's fight against KKK becomes a movieA South Carolina pastor wants to make a shrine of reconciliation out of a store that once sold racist merchandise and had a Ku Klux Klan museum. Rev. David Kennedy obtained historic theater building..
Mentioning Trump and K.K.K. in Same Sentence, Biden Condemns HateOn his first campaign stop for the Martin Luther King holiday in South Carolina, Joe Biden denounced the president in some of his strongest language yet.
Prosecutor Sues Her Own City Under a Law Passed to Fight the K.K.K.Kimberly Gardner, the top prosecutor in St. Louis, who is under investigation herself, is accusing city officials of a “racially motivated conspiracy” to stop her from doing her job.
Mamie Kirkland, Witness to an Era of Racial Terror, Dies at 111She embodied the horrors of the African-American experience — lynchings, riots, the Ku Klux Klan — and worked to ensure that they never slipped from collective memory.
Today in History for December 24thHighlights of this day in history: Apollo Eight astronauts orbit the moon; Ku Klux Klan is founded; Human voice first transmitted via radio; Suez Canal opened. (Dec. 24)
Swap statue of KKK leader in state Capitol with Dolly Parton, Tenn. GOP leader suggestsRep. Jeremy Faison wants the removal of a Confederate general and KKK leader's bust. In its place? Dolly, a Nasvhille suffragist or a slave laborer.
Wisconsin-Eau Claire suspends five football players for using KKK image on SnapchatFive University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire football players were suspended from the team for using a KKK image in a Snapchat conversation.
Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman": Review by David EdelsteinWhat if a black undercover detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan? Don’t laugh! (Okay, laugh.) Spike Lee's latest film is the largely-true story of 1970s Colorado Springs cops who put one over on..
Fired police officer defends KKK application, Confederate flags in his Michigan homeFormer police officer Charles Anderson said the Confederate flags are a part of his extensive "Dukes of Hazzard" collection.
Michigan Police Officer Is Terminated After K.K.K. Application Was Found in His HomeA prospective homebuyer found Confederate flags and a framed Ku Klux Klan application in the officer’s house in Holton, Mich.
I was a KKK warrior. Turning to God changed me and could help America stem mass shootings.Mental health issues, extremism and assault weapons contribute to mass shootings, but an increasingly godless culture is the deeper underlying cause.
Alleged KKK item at cop's house may spark review of deadly shootingMuskegon Police Officer Charles Anderson has been placed on paid administrative leave
Michigan officer investigated, suspended after KKK memorabilia found in homeA prospective homebuyer said the house near Muskegon, Michigan, was filled with Confederate flags and had a framed KKK document on a wall.
‘Something Just Keeps Happening’: Dayton Shooting Hit a City Already in PainMayor Nan Whaley has guided Dayton through repeated trauma this year. Before the recent mass shooting, the city was rocked by a Ku Klux Klan rally and tornadoes.
Former KKK member now celebrates Ramadan with Muslim friendChris Buckley used to be in the KKK. Now he celebrates Ramadan with his best friend, a Muslim man and refugee.
I saw the KKK burn crosses in North Carolina. 'Send her back' chants can't shock me now.I wish I could say I was shocked to hear Trump rally attendees shout 'send her back.' But in North Carolina, this kind of hate is nothing new.
Tenn. law makes Saturday day for state to honor Confederate general, early KKK leaderUnder state law, the Tenn. governor is required to issue proclamations for six separate days of special observation -- and three of those pertain to the Confederacy.