Often times associated with racism this group terrorized it’s political opposition many of whom were black. many were just Republicans.
These people burnt homes, churches and businesses. They lynched and murdered in order to create fear. They used this fear to control voting, political power, the justice system, employment and property.
They wore masks, carried weapons, and organized to persecute those who dissented their oppression.
They limited upward mobility, controlled employment and property rights.
They were a terrorist group known for their white robes and torches. They permeated all institutions that wielded power.
They are much like todays BLM which is also violently anti Republican. Yet today they are celebrated while they should be reviled.