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Ku Klux Klan Video Worksheet
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- The KKK keep saying “white power,” what does this mean?
- Why do people want to join the KKK?
- Do they consider themselves to be religious? How is ironic?
- What does the burning of the cross symbolize?
- Why do you think they have their little kids at these ceremonies?
Birth of KKK
- What was the KKK originally?
- Why did they where white robed costumes?
- How did the black codes cause the KKK to rise?
- What did the KKK want to do to African Americans during Reconstruction?
- What was common abuse committed against African Americans? What was the result of this abuse?
- What then happened to the KKK after all this abuse against the African Americans?
The Peak of Power
- One of the first blockbuster movies of this industry was D.W. Griffith's “Birth of a Nation.” How did the popularity of this film help the KKK grow again?
- What is meant by 100% Americanism?
The KKK in the Old Town
- How did they use the church to help them grow in numbers?
- How many members did they have by 1922?
- Why do you think the KKK marched in parades?
- What is significant about the KKK electing congressmen into power?
The Klan State
- Klan was looked as a Christian organization, how did this help to recruit more people to join their group?
- What happened to this one woman in Indiana? How did this affect the KKK?
- What happened to the numbers of the KKK between 1925 to 1928?
A License to Grow
- How was segregation unfair to blacks? Was it really separate but equal?
- After segregation was over, what was the new symbol of the burning of the cross?
- What did the Klan do with Freedom riders?
- Who was the famous black leader in the Civil Rights the Klan started to target?
Klan Killing Fields
- What was Freedom Summer?
- What happened to the Freedom Summer workers in Mississippi?
- The Sheriffs were involved in the crime of the freedom summer workers, how does this give more power to the Klan?
- What happens when political leaders are against blacks, and side with the KKK?
- Why is significant about the president being against the KKK?
- What is significant about having an all white jury in a court system?
- What happened to many Klansmen after the murders of Civil Rights workers?
The New Klan
- What happened to new Klan’s members at rallies?
- What happened in Greensborough, North Carolina?
- What do the actions in North Carolina show about the KKK?
- What is Klan Watch?
- What did the murder of a black man named Michael Donnel do to the Klan?
The Klan’s Legacy
- What is the Klan like today? How are they different then before?
- What is the Klan’s legacy?
About this Document
This goes with the Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History by History Channel Video. I show this after I cover Reconstruction.