The Creation of the Ku Klux Klan, the Etymology of “Ku Klux Klan”, the Early Actions of the Ku Klux Klan, the Situation Quickly Spiraling into Chaos, Persecution, and Homicide, the Purpose of The Birth of a Nation Propaganda Film, and the Size of the Ku Klux Klan in 1925

The Ku Klux Klan was created in 1865, birthed in the shadow of the Civil War, by a small group of educated men. The group named themselves Ku Klux Klan by using the Greek term “kyklos” which means “circle” and then adding the term “clan” but spelled incorrectly with the letter “k” so that the groups identity would be an alliteration. These men would pose as confederate officers who had come back from the dead and ride around on horseback terrorizing non-white individuals, many who had only been ...


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