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  • ALMA POWELL: Teen Collection
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They called themselves the K.K.K. : the birth of an American terrorist group

Call Number

  • 322.42 B292 TEEN (POW)

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Publication Information

Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Physical Description

172 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.


Documents the history and origin of the Ku Klux Klan from its beginning in Pulaski, Tennessee, and provides personal accounts, congressional documents, diaries, and more.


  • A note to the reader
  • "Bottom rail top"
  • "Boys, let us get up a club"
  • "I was killed at Chickamauga"
  • "Worms would have been eating me now
  • "They say a man ought not to vote"
  • "I am going to die on this land"
  • "A whole race trying to go to school"
  • "They must have somebody to guide them"
  • "Forced by force, to use force"
  • "The sacredness of the human person"
  • Epilogue : "it tuck a long time"
  • Civil rights time line.

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