Tuesday, February 11, 2014
[1971 - U.S. and USSR sign treaty prohibiting deployment of nuclear weapons on ocean floor]
[1990 - Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid leader, is released after 27 years in prison]
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in the post Civil War reconstruction era as a southern anti-black and anti-federal terrorist group. While the Klan was initially suppressed by the federal government, it was resurrected in 1915 in Georgia. This new Klan appealed to hatred of Jews, Catholics, and immigrants, in addition to its original targeting of blacks. Today it might qualify as an equal opportunity hate group. The KKK was politically correct in those days; so much so that when the father of the modern cinema filmed Birth of a Nation, he glorified this group of vigilante cowards as protectors of white womanhood.
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