The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or the Klan, is an American white supremacist hate group, whose primary target are African Americans.
In 1921, the KKK attacked a prosperous, predominantly Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in an event known as the Tulsa race massacre. Among the survivors were a young Will Reeves and June Abar; among the victims were Reeves' parents O.B. Williams and Ruth Robeson as well as June's parents.
Overtime, though the Klan remained active, an offshoot of white supremacists became active in the mid-1900s using the codename Cyclops. Their specific mission was to use brainwashing technology in movie theaters to covertly cause Black civilians to massacre each other. Though this operation was halted by Reeves, Cyclops remained dormant, along with the Klan.
In 1985, Hector Godfrey of the New Frontiersman wrote an article suggesting that costumed adventurers are a continuation of the tradition started by the Ku Klux Klan, who while admitting did some bad things were essentially trying to preserve American culture and prevent it from being “mongrelized.”
In 2019, members of the KKK vandalized the Statue of Liberty.
- Dale Dixon Crawford (formerly)