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"Ku-Klux-Klan" article in the Gazette and Courier newspaper
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This is a representation of a notice from Columbia, South Carolina, calling for a meeting of the Ku-Klux-Klan. The Klan was founded in 1866 by veterans of the Confederate Army. The Klan opposed the policies of Reconstruction (1865-1877) and was effective in keeping freedmen from voting which enabled them to gain political control in many states.
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