Why did the KKK originally formed?

1 Answer
Feb 16, 2017

It was aimed at avenging the Confederates who had perished during the Civil War.


The KKK was founded in Pulaski, Tennesseeon Christmas after the end of the Civil War by Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former lieutenant general in the Confederate Army. They decided to disguise in white so as to imitate fictional ghosts of those who had died during the war. They persecuted both emancipated slaves and carpetbagger(the Notherner who had emigrated to the South) whom they associated with the defeat.