KU KLUX KLAN - HillcrestHighEnglish

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is a name of several past and
present secret domestic terrorist organisations in the
Untied States. KKK were known for encouraging the
idea of white supremacy and acting as vigilantes while
wearing coned shaped masks and white robes. The Ku
Klux Klan relates to ‘to kill a mocking bird’ as they both
contain serious racial discrimination.
The First Klan was founded in 1865
The Second Klan was founded in 1915 and lasted until
1944. It consisted of between 3 to 6 million members,
this number peaked in 1920-1925. Which is around
the time ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is set.
The Third Klan is still going today, researchers
estimate that there are 5000+ members.
This book is a good example of racism in America in
the 1920’s through to the 1930’s. in the book, just
like in real life back then, racism was a part of
everyday life. Blacks were not considered as equals
back then. The character of Tom Robinson in the
book, is accused of committing a crime which he did
not do, cause he was black. The crime had to be
blamed on someone, and if it could be blamed on a
Tom Robinson had a lot evidence showing he was
Innocent from the trial, but he was still charged guilty
This is because he was black (convicted by an all
White jury.) In the world back then, in towns such as
Maycomb, it was a racist community since everyone
Was bought up that way, and no one knew better.

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