Ku Klux Klan – The secret history of the KKK (2/2) | DW Documentary



The Ku Klux Klan is the oldest terrorist organization in the United States. In response to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan also experiences a new upswing – primarily in the southern states.

In many places, the authorities are involved in the Klan‘s racially motivated terror, whose goal is to maintain white supremacy in the U.S.

In 1963, the Klan commits a horrific bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama, and several deadly assassinations of civil rights activists. The crimes shock the public. Under political pressure, the FBI finally goes on the offensive. By the 1970s, the Klan has only a few thousand followers.

Under a new leader, David Duke, the organization remains true to its tyrannical, terrorist origins. Many Klansmen take new symbols as their own, exchanging hoods for masks and swastika tattoos. Today, membership in the Klan and other racist groups in the U.S. is on the rise again.

Part 1: https://youtu.be/aDCyjdHPPtI

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