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Ku Klux Klan Act

  • By: Scott Ingram
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 (also known as the Civil Rights Act) was one of three laws passed as part of the U.S. government's attempts to “reconstruct” the Southern states following the Civil War. The act itself, as indicated ...

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