KKK

Persecution by The KKK: 300px-Klan-in-gainesville.jpg

Persecution is the act of driving a group of people away or trying to exterminate a certain group of people because of their religion, race, or beliefs (dictionary). The Ku Klux Klan has been persecuting anybody different from himself or herself since the beginning. The KKK was an organization in America that advocates white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism (wikipedia). The KKK used methods such as terrorism, violence, and cross burning to persecute people. The stereotypical KKK memeber is a Caucasian man or women. Although KKK memembers terrorize everybody that doesnt fit the description of them they have focused their efforts mainly on terrorizing African Americans. The KKK tried to gain power over blacks and their education, economic advancement, and voting rights.

Church Bombing:

On September 15th, 1963 a church blew up. It that was a predominantly African American church. The bombing killed people. Their were eye witnesses that said a white man got out of the car and placed a black box underneath the church steps. At 10:22 am the church blew up. The explosion killed four girls; Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. Twenty-three other people were also injured by the blast. This was a serious event that caused a riot within the black communities (spartacus). Nobody was ever arrested for the offense.

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Citations:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/persecution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAkkk.htm

Chistopher

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