Ku Klux Klan
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
Origin of Ku Klux Klan
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Example sentences from the Web for Ku Klux Klan
It is never spoken of by its members, among themselves, as the Ku-Klux-Klan, or by any other name.
British Dictionary definitions for Ku Klux Klan
Derived forms of Ku Klux KlanKu Kluxer or Ku Klux Klanner, nounKu Kluxism, noun
Word Origin for Ku Klux Klan
Cultural definitions for Ku Klux Klan
A secret society dedicated to the supremacy of white people in the United States. It began in the South during the time of Reconstruction and attempted to terrorize the many southern blacks and carpetbaggers who had replaced white southerners in positions of power. The Klan gained renewed strength in the 1920s and again in the 1960s but is now very diminished. It has stated that it aims to preserve “pure Americanism.” It has attacked Jews (see also Jews) and Roman Catholics, along with immigrants and communists but is still primarily opposed to equal rights for black people and has often engaged in violence against them. Klansmen wear white hoods and robes. Klan leaders have titles such as Grand Dragon, Grand Cyclops, and Imperial Wizard.