The most likely due to the release of

The Ku Klux Klan, also known as the K.K.K., is an American
hate group, which mostly promotes white supremacy and anti-immigration. They
are mainly in the Southern region of the U.S. and are famously known for using violence against people who challenge
the traditional values of America, especially African Americans. The Ku Klux
Klan was founded in 1866 just at the end of the Civil War. African American
slaves became legally free but many ex slave owners wanted to maintain pre
civil war conditions and forced African Americans to become slaves. From that
time until the 1950’s, the Ku Klux Klan members enforced racist Jim Crow Laws
and anyone who violated the laws could be tortured and killed. Originally, Ku
Klux members wore hoods or masks that covered their faces and carried crosses
with them, but during the 1920’s, their uniforms evolved into a white costume
with a peaked hood. Today, the burning cross and their unique white costumes
remain the two symbols for the group. 
Also during the 1920’s, the group reached 4 million members most likely
due to the release of the pro K.K.K. film, “The Birth Of A Nation”. However,
due to The Great Depression in the 1930’s, many members left the group because
they needed to provide for their families. After a decade, they were left with
approximately only 30 thousand members. K.K.K’s influence has been on the
decline since then. As of 2016, the group only consists of around 4 to 6
thousand members. They live primarily in Southern states, especially Texas and
Mississippi. It seems unlikely that they will return to their glorious days or
even gain members. The group is currently facing problems recruiting new
members due to their social media accounts, websites and personal information
being hacked by the hacking group “Anonymous”. 

 

It is very obvious that they played a huge
role on changing the culture of the South in the 1930s; they reached a whopping
amount of 4 million members, and also by imposing new, impactful laws, which lasted
for over a decade.

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