Structure Of Ku Klux Klan

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In the beginning of the novel, the narrator introduces important characters without the reader knowing by telling the story of the man attempting to end his life. The narrator advances some years in the novel and starts to reintroduce the characters. Macon Dead Jr., who is the main protagonist of the story, starts off not knowing who he is. Macon Jr. is known as Milkman throughout the novel because Freddie catches his mother breastfeeding him at an age that is not normal. His parents are Macon and Ruth Dead, and his sisters are First Corinthians and Lena. His Father Macon Dead is the antagonist of the story because he is always negative, and in a bad mood. Pilate Dead, who is another main character is Macon 's sister and is always negative …show more content…
All organizations have a specific purpose when it comes to their beliefs and practices. Perhaps the most known and wide spread organization is the Ku Klux Klan. It consists of three distinct movements. The first movement was founded in 1865 in Tennessee by six confederate veterans. Klan groups spread throughout the south during the reconstruction era of the United States. Their recruits included a high number of veterans in an effort to restore white supremacy. In 1867 Klan members began to create a hierarchical system to include local chapters. Members started to hide behind robes to avoid prosecution. Due to legal issues, Klan operations eventually ended in South Carolina and gradually withered away throughout the rest of the South where it had gradually been stumbling in prominence. The second movement or Klan was founded in 1915 in Atlanta, Georgia adding anti-immigrant and anti-Catholicism to their agenda. They used a modern business system employing full-time paid recruiters. A pamphlet published in Atlanta in 1917 stated the goal of the Klan as “to shield the sanctity of the home and the chastity of womanhood; to maintain white supremacy; to teach and faithfully inculcate a high spiritual philosophy through an exalted ritualism; and by a practical devotedness to conserve, protect and maintain the distinctive institutions, rights, privileges, principles and ideals of a pure Americanism.”(history.com). At its peak in the 1920’s Klan membership exceed 4 million people nationwide. The third Klan consists of numerous independent local groups with an estimated 150 chapter’s nationwide. Terrorizing blacks and anyone else that threatened their beliefs and

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