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In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations (like the K_K) that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. pbs.org/wgbh/americane…
oh here we go this one is a little less crooked finger markup lol
Founded in 1866 (by Democrats), K_K extended into almost every southern state by 1870 & became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the REPUBLICAN Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political & economic equality for blacks. history.com/topics/reconst…
I swear to God if Twitter flags this post that is from the HISTORY channel...
I didn't pick the thumbnail!
The famed printing house created this lithograph featuring the African American Members of Congress - all of them Southerners, all of them Republicans - in 1872.

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