The KKK Didn’t Only Hang Blacks
Of the 4,800 lynchings/hangings, attributable to the KKK, 1,300 of their victims were white Republicans. During reconstruction, the Republicans, often labeled “radical Republicans,” worked to restore the full rights of former slaves to include all of the rights enjoyed by whites at the time. The KKK didn’t like this and they targeted the white Republicans for death. This video, with historian David Barton, explains what happened.