Kuklux Klan
Kuklux Ku`klux", Ku Klux Ku` Klux", Ku Klux Klan Ku` Klux" Klan, n. The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the repression of the political power of the freed negroes; -- called also {Kuklux Klan} and {the Klan}. It exerienced a revival in the 1920's, in the north as well as the south, and persists as a weak organization into the 1990's. Its goals were primarily anti-negro and anti-Catholic, and its tactics included terrorist attacks on negroes for the purpose of intimidation with the goal of continuing segregation. The signature activity of the Klan was the burning of a cross, either at rallies of Klansmen, or on the property of African-Americans which they hoped to intimidate. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • KuKlux Klan — Ku Klux Klan (ko͞o klŭks klănʹ, kyo͞o ) n. Abbr. KKK 1. A secret society organized in the South after the Civil War to reassert white supremacy by means of terrorism. 2. A secret fraternal organization of similar intent founded in Georgia in 1915 …   Universalium

  • Kuklux — Ku klux , Ku Klux Ku Klux , Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan, n. The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ku Klux Klan — Kuklux Ku klux , Ku Klux Ku Klux , Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan, n. The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the Klan — Kuklux Ku klux , Ku Klux Ku Klux , Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan, n. The name adopted in the southern part of the United States by a secret political organization, active for several years after the close of the Civil War, and having for its aim the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ku Klux Klan — 1867, American English, Kuklux Klan, a made up name, supposedly from Gk. kyklos circle (see CYCLE (Cf. cycle) (n.)) + English CLAN (Cf. clan). Originally an organization of former Confederate officers and soldiers, it was put down by the U.S.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ku Klux Klan — KKK redirects here. For other uses, see KKK (disambiguation). Ku Klux Klan Ku Klux Klan rally, Gainesville, Florida, December 31, 1922 …   Wikipedia

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