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Ku Klux Klan

 (ko͞o′ klŭks klăn′, kyo͞o′)
n. Abbr. KKK
1. A secret society organized in the South after the Civil War to reassert white supremacy by means of terrorism.
2. A secret fraternal organization of similar intent founded in Georgia in 1915.

[Perhaps alteration of Greek kuklos, circle; see cycle + alteration of clan.]

Ku Klux Klan

(ˈkuː ˈklʌks ˈklæn)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a secret organization of White Southerners formed after the US Civil War to fight Black emancipation and Northern domination
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a secret organization of White Protestant Americans, mainly in the South, who use violence against Black people, Jewish people, and other minority groups
[C19 Ku Klux, probably based on Greek kuklos circle + Klan clan]
Ku Kluxer, Ku Klux Klanner n
Ku Kluxism n

Ku Klux Klan

(ˈku ˈklʌks ˈklæn)
n.
1. a secret organization in the southern U.S., active for several years after the Civil War, that aimed to suppress the newly acquired rights of blacks.
2. Official name, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. a secret organization inspired by the former, founded in 1915 and directed against blacks, Catholics, Jews, and other groups.
Also called Ku′ Klux`.
Ku′ Klux′er, Ku′ Klux′ Klans′man (or Klan′ner), n.
Ku′ Klux′ism, n.

Ku Klux Klan

A postwar secret society dedicated to re-assert white supremacy through violence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ku Klux Klan - a secret society of white Southerners in the United StatesKu Klux Klan - 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
Translations
كو كلوكس كلان
Ку-клукс-клан
Ku-Kluks-Klano
كو كلوكس كلان
Ku Klux Klan
קו קלוקס קלאן
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
クー・クラックス・クラン
쿠 클럭스 클랜
Kukluksklanas
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Kukluxklan
Kukluksklan
Кју-клукс-клан
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ку-Клукс-Клан
Ku Klux Klan
三K党

Ku Klux Klan

[ˈkuːˈklʌksˈklæn] N the Ku Klux Klanel Ku Klux Klan

Ku Klux Klan

nKu-Klux-Klan m

Ku Klux Klan

[ˈkuːˈklʌksˈklæn] n the Ku Klux Klanil Ku Klux Klan
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The KKK, or simply the Klan, is probably the most enduring symbol of the oppression of Black people in the US, even more than the Stars and Bars itself.
The Imperial Wizard, talking about the arrest of three clan members (conspiracy to commit murder), said: "Every organisation has bad people" - but my jaw dropped even further when a new recruit said: "I've always agreed with the morals and values the Klan are associated with.
With roots reaching back to the Civil War, the Klan is known for its white robes and pointed hoods and for its acts of violence and intimidation against African-Americans, including cross burnings and killings.
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.
It turned out that law enforcement officials had infiltrated both the Klan and the Nazis and had plenty of warning of the impending violence.
If the attraction of their message was responsible for 15,000 folks showing up at that 1924 rally, it was a violent anti-clan reaction that was responsible for what happened after the Klan meeting broke up here at midnight: Residents intent on making Worcester a hostile place for the Klan succeeded in an all-night riot that saw beatings and burnings.
The law abiding citizens of your community can sleep in peace knowing the Klan is awake
of Regina) situates the Klan within the context of the end of the Great War and a broader Canadian sentiment that the war had been fought, in large part, to keep Canada "British" and that, even though the war had been won overseas, it was being lost at home as immigrants seemed to be engulfing the province.
Brooks told Reuters that Georgia's "Adopt-A-Highway" program should be reserved for "civic-minded groups," and that the Klan does not fit that description.
According to a German newspaper, the European White Knights of the Burning Cross have recently printed copies of the Klan bible, called the Klorane.
and other law enforcement agencies are trying to get on top of it because the klan has made direct threats to Obama," News.
We had driven about 30 miles south of Tallahassee to a dark, backwoods location for a secret meeting in 1978 where the NAACP was brokering a deal with the Klan to shore up support for a union for both black and white citrus workers.