Six returning ex-officers of the defeated Southern States found the Ku Klux Klan on December 24, 1865, in 1865 in Pulaski (Tennessee). The name of this secret society comes from the Greek word kyklos (circle) and clan (family), because the founders of all origins were Scottish.
The members of the Ku Klux Klan scare first freed slaves by masked night rides. Increasing acts of violence directed against Blacks, Carpetbaggers, who benefit from the plunder of the South after the civil war here, and their collaborators.
in 1867 the first Grand Wizard of the Klan is elected in Nashville the war hero and ex-general Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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