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Recently, the federal government investigated a possible lynching in Mississippi. The investigation reignited scrutiny towards the Ku Klux Klan. So, what is the KKK?
Ku Klux Klan
"Founded in 1,866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1,870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party's Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks."
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