Black History Month: The Origin of the Klan Robes

The Meaning of the Colors

On Christmas Eve, 1865 in Pulaski, TN, six former Confederate officers were drinking at a fraternal social club when they came up with the idea of the Ku Klux Klan. Those six officers remain unidentified, but by 1867, former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest had been appointed the first “Grand Wizard.” Forrest had been generally…

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William Spivey

William Spivey

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