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Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
Symbol Type

Racist/Extremist Group

Symbol Description

A cross in a circle with the "blood drop" in the center

Also Known As

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Traditional Use/Origins

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Hate Group/Extremist Organization

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

Extremist Meaning or Representation

See Below

Background/History

According to the Klan, the blood drop represents the blood shed by Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for the White Aryan Race. The KKK originated as a secret society organized in the South after the American Civil War to reassert white supremacy through terrorism and intimidation.

ADL Links to Related Information
  • Ku Klux Klan On the Internet

  • Ku Klux Klan: A Brief History



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