the year 1765 in Pulaski, Tennessee and a group of Frank O. McCord, Richard R. Reed, John C. Lester, John B. Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones, and James R. Crowe where it all began. The name Ku Klux Klan originated from the greek word Kuklos meaning “circle” and before this title we know today it was once called Ku Klux Klan.All confederate veterans with the same opinion, white was the superior race.
Memphis, Tennessee in 1866 a brawl broke out between black veterans and whites after riots commenced targeting both Republicans a African Americans. Though police enforcement attempted to halt the mobs this event resulted in not only one hundred and fifty six total harmed but also multiple schools and churches fell to the ground after being set on fire.
Members under the orders of a once Confederate general named Nathan Bedford Forrest, also known as the “Grand Wizard”, multiplied in size. Whites in all classes from the South joined the Klan to seek preservation of order and law by controlling the black race, including newly freed slaves. This “Invisible Empire of the South” would go on to assault the teachers and the schools of these emancipated slaves for a more indepth attack on the race as a whole.