Ku Klux Klan Members

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Ku Klux Klan Members
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Unnamed Ku Klux Klan Members
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
MultiClass Group
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
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As part of the narrative's account of Reconstruction in the South, the white men "armed in sheets and masks" who terrorize freed blacks are described (277). The details of the description suggests the Ku Klux Klan, especially "formalized regalia of hooded sheets" and "fiery christian symbols" (276), but this group is never given a label. And astonishingly, the narrator suggests that its original founders were the descendants of the carpetbaggers from the North, lynching "the race their ancestors had come to save" (276). The narrator also includes "the bodies of white" men among the victims of these lynchings (277).

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