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Ku Klux

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ku Klux The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the repression of the political power of the freed negroes; -- called also Kuklux Klan and the Klan. It exerienced a revival in the 1920's, in the north as well as the south, and persists as a weak organization into the 1990's. Its goals were primarily anti-negro and anti-Catholic, and its tactics included terrorist attacks on negroes for the purpose of intimidation with the goal of continuing segregation. The signature activity of the Klan was the burning of a cross, either at rallies of Klansmen, or on the property of African-Americans which they hoped to intimidate.
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Quotations

  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.”

Usage

In literature:

When the Ku Klux went through, they never hurt anybody at our place.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
The rebels took no part; but after a while a gigantic Ku Klux conspiracy was discovered.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The Ku-Klux and similar organizations were practically a masked army.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Thus "Ku-Klux" originated, and covered the land with a network of crime.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
I never had no dealings with the Ku Klux.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The Ku-Klux prisoners are, it seems, now to be released.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
There is no antidote in your books for the Ku-Klux.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
He gives 'em a month an' dey ain't gone, so de Ku Kluxes gits 'em.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
And nailed a warning upon his door; By the Ku Klux laws we can do no more.
"The Garden of Dreams" by Madison J. Cawein
We called it Kuklos, which was changed to Ku Klux afterward when the name was proposed to the Circle.
"Ku Klux Klan" by J. C. Lester
It was my first glimpse of the Ku Klux regalia.
"The Modern Ku Klux Klan" by Henry Peck Fry
Ku Klux Klan, 4, 235.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
Every member of the jury was a member of the C. U. G., or Ku Klux Klan.
"The Nation's Peril" by Anonymous
Rowdy imitators of the Ku Klux afterwards in many instances did much harm.
"The Women of the Confederacy" by J. L. Underwood
I knew that the Ku-Klux had been up to mischief in that vicinity, and the thought flashed upon me that they were again at work.
"Kitty's Conquest" by Charles King
But I am prouder of my career in the Ku Klux Klan.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
Ku-Klux bill, held unconstitutional by Supreme Court, 275, 358; 424.
"The Life of Lyman Trumbull" by Horace White
Do you wish to put the ballot-box in the keeping of the shot-gun, of the White-Liners, of the Ku Klux?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 9 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Political" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Again resuming his practice he was engaged by the government in the prosecution of Ku-Klux cases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
His "Children of Issachar," a novel, deals with Ku Klux times.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In poetry:

But now we have a President,
And if I was a man
I'd vote for him for breaking up
The wicked Ku-Klux Klan.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins

In news:

The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan.
Councilman belonged to Ku Klux Klan .
Are public schools a bigger threat to blacks than the Ku Klux Klan .
A Kinder, Gentler Ku Klux Klan .
Chicago Cardinal Apologizes for Linking Gay Pride Parade to Ku Klux Klan .
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has apologized for comments he made comparing the city's gay pride parade to demonstrations by the Ku Klux Klan .
Chicago's cardinal compares a gay parade to the Ku Klux Klan .
When FBI's Roy K Moore declared war on the Ku Klux Klan .
0A Ku Klux Klan group has won a preliminary injunction allowing it to proceed with plans to leaflet vehicles Friday in southeast Missouri.
A Ku Klux Klan rally in Hico, Texas, 1990.
Ku Klux Klan plans rally at Ole Miss to stand for Rebel fight song.
A Virginia company has filed suit after its construction of a monument in Alabama honoring a noted Confederate general, who also was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was halted.
Councilman belonged to Ku Klux Klan.
A legal dispute between two Upstate officials has put the spotlight on the past of a county councilman who admitted he once belonged to the Ku Klux Klan.
The Ku Klux Klan group wants to join Georgia's "Adopt-A-Highway" program for litter removal, which could force state officials to make difficult decisions on the application.
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