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Who revived the Ku Klux Klan in 1915?

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Asked by Trivial Pursuit, 18 Jul '12 12:19 pm
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William J. Simmons
Answered by rajan, 18 Jul '12 01:00 pm

 
  
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Col. William J. Simmons
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 18 Jul '12 12:58 pm

 
  
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Refounding in 1915
Three events in 1915 acted as catalysts to the revival of the Klan:
The film The Birth of a Nation was released, mythologizing and glorifying the first Klan.
Jewish businessman Leo Frank was lynched near Atlanta after the Georgia governor commuted his death sentence to life in prison. Frank had been convicted in 1913 and sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a young white factory worker named Mary Phagan, in a trial marked by intimidation of the jury and media frenzy. His legal appeals had been exhausted.
The second Ku Klux Klan was founded by William J. Simmons at Stone Mountain, outside Atlanta. It added to the original anti-black ideology with a new anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic, prohibitionist and antisemitic agenda. Most of the founders were from an Atlanta-area organization calling itself the Knights of Mary Phagan, which had organized around Leo Frank's trial. The new organization emulated the fictionalized version of the Klan presented in The Birt ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 18 Jul '12 12:20 pm

 
  
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