The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or the Klan, was an American white supremacist hate group. The Klan has existed in three distinct eras at different points in time during the history of the United States. Each has advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white nationalism …
KKK night rally in Chicago, c. 1920
A cartoon threatening that the KKK will lynchscalawags (left) and carpetbaggers (right) on March 4, 1869, the day President Grant takes office. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Independent Monitor, September 1, 1868. A full-scale scholarly history analyzes the cartoonː Guy W. Hubbs, Searching for Freedom after the Civil War: Klansman, Carpetbagger, Scalawag, and Freedman (2015).
A political cartoon depicting the KKK and the Democratic Party as continuations of the Confederacy