Ku Klux Klan


Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan 1867, American English, Kuklux Klan, a made-up name, supposedly from Gk. kyklos "circle" (see CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.)) + English CLAN (Cf. clan). Originally an organization of former Confederate officers and soldiers, it was put down by the U.S. military, 1870s. Revived 1915 as a national racist Protestant fraternal organization, it grew to prominence but fractured in the 1930s. It had a smaller national revival 1950s as an anti-civil rights group, later with anti-government leanings.

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