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The anti-alcohol Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was a major supporter of prohibition and actively enforced it by breaking up speakeasies, intercepting bootlegged alcohol, and even tarring and feathering people who sold alcohol.
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Ku Klux Klan, often abbreviated KKK and informally known as the Klan, is the name of three distinct past and present far-right[6][7][8][9] organizations in the United States, which have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism.[10] Since the mid-20th century, the KKK has also been anti-communist.[10] The current manifestation is splintered into several chapters with no connections between each other; it is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[11] It is estimated to have between 3,000 and 5,000 members as of 2012.[12]

The first Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. Members adopted white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities.[13] The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid 1920s, and adopted the same costumes and code words as the first Klan, while introducing cross burnings.[14] The third KKK emerged after World War II and was associated with opposing the Civil Rights Movement and progress among minorities. The second and third incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent reference to the USA's "Anglo-Saxon" and "Celtic" blood, harking back to 19th-century nativism and claiming descent from the original 18th-century British colonial revolutionaries.[15] The first and third incarnations of the Klan have well-established records of engaging in terrorism and political violence, though historians debate whether or not the tactic was supported by the second KKK.

The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army.[16] The name is probably from the Greek word kuklos (κύκλος) which means circle, suggesting a circle or band of brothers.[17]

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Supremacy- The state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status

Conservative- Holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautions about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion

Established- Having been in existence for a long time and therefore recognized and generally accepted.

Nomination- The action of nominating or state of being nominated.

Democracy- A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

Annihilation- Complete destruction or obliteration

KKK- an extremist right- wing secret society in the US

Kluxers- Members of the KKK

Impeach- Call into question the integrity or validity

Lawless- Not governed by or obedient to laws.

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Black men have joined the KKK connection to today website # 3

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Must read post at End the Lie - Independent News : By Earnest Crim III

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I remember when I first learned about the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) as a child.
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Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - US In The News Website connecting to today #1

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan - US In The News Website connecting to today #1 | Ku Klux Klan | Scoop.it
Ku Klux Klan Flyers Left In Mechanicsville DrivewaysPosted: Nov 06, 2012 5:43 PM ESTUpdated: Nov 06, 2012 5:43 PM ESTHanover County, VA—More than one dozen Mechanicsville residents woke up Sunday to find a message left in their driveways by the Ku...
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