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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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Late in August of the same year they vanished from the province with the Klan funds.
Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction.
It additionally had the Klan's slogan at the top: "Join The Klan And Save Our Land
He soon publicly denounced the Klan and ordered all city employees affiliated with it to resign their positions.
Ironically, it was because of the very fact that Dunn was an honorable and moral man of high standing that he was targeted by the Kleagles - the marketing reps for the Georgia-based financial scam that was the Klan fraternal organization - for this position so that they could use his standing in the community as a cover to make themselves appear legitimate.
The Klan entered Michigan, by way of Detroit, in 1921 and quickly spread throughout the state.
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan, by journalist and author Laurence Leamer, recounts 19-year-old Donald's horrific death in 1981 at the hands of Alabama Ku Klux Klan members.
The beliefs they espouse reflect a historically older America, he says, and whereas America as a society has undergone, and is undergoing, tremendous social and cultural changes, the Klan has kept alive an antiquated cultural history predicated on race and religion that maintained a society deeply mired in white supremacist ideology.
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.