The Ku Klux Klan

by Read Listen Learn · History · Pre-Intermediate

The Ku Klux Klan started after the southern states of America lost the war against the North in 1865. They wanted black people to be slaves. They lost that fight, but they tried to keep their old way of life by stopping black people from voting. They raped the women, burnt their homes and killed many men. At one time, there were thousands of Ku Klux Klan but today that number is under 5,000. This is the story of the group (700 words).

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