Klan


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Klan

 (klăn)
n.
The Ku Klux Klan.

Klan

(klæn)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Klan short for Ku Klux Klan
2. (Historical Terms) the Klan short for Ku Klux Klan
ˈKlanism n

Klan

(klæn)

n.
2. a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
Klan′ism, n.
Klans•man (ˈklænz mən) , n., pl. -men.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Klan - a secret society of white Southerners in the United StatesKlan - a secret society of white Southerners in the United States; was formed in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves; used terrorist tactics to suppress Black people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
klavern - a local unit of the Ku Klux Klan
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
grand dragon - a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
Klansman, Kluxer, Ku Kluxer - a member of the Ku Klux Klan
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The Klan was an extreme right-wing, racist, vigilante organisation founded by former veterans of the Confederate army in America's South in the 1860s at the end of the Civil War.
The Klan like to celebrate the Festive Season and on Christmas Eve 1951 they bombed the home of black civil rights activists Harry and Harriette Moore in Florida, killing them both.
Most people think of the Klan as the night riders in the South after the Civil War, terrorizing black communities and establishing Jim Crow segregation across the South.
As the Ku Klux Klan swelled to behemoth proportions in the United States of the 1920s, so too did the scale of its expansionist ambition.
Histories of America in the period 1915-1930, the revived Klan's prime, abound, and we do not lack accounts of the Klan itself, as Baker's ample appended bibliography testifies.
He recounts some fascinating details of Klan activities in North Carolina, circa 1968:
The incentives for right-wing mobilization came, therefore, from economic, political and status-based power devaluation, from which the Klan drew benefit and articulated its members' grievances by drawing on cultural identities rooted in race, nativity, and religion.
Even the book's title contributes food for thought, labeling the Klan as an "American Terrorist Group.
Esa es la unica manera de mantener a negros, judios, catolicos y rojos Ante esto, Kennedy se presento como John Perkins y le conto a Slim que su tio, Brady Perkins, habia sido un Gran Titan del Klan en Florida.
In his undercover ethnographical foray into the underbelly of the KKK, The Klan Unmasked (1954), Kennedy infiltrated Klan society and acted as a participant-observer for more than a decade, all the while collecting valuable information on Klan lore, ideology, and activities--a dangerous task, to say the least.
Commonly known as The Klan, the KKK was the name of several hate groups in the US, whose aim was to protect and further the rights of white Americans by intimidation.
He represents the Knights of Columbus--a group Klan members deemed subversive because they believed it to be the pope's army operating in the United States.