I.               Introduction

A.   Imagine yourself

B.    Define

C.    Thesis statement: The Ku Klux Klan is classified as a hate group, and throughout their three summits in history forced blacks and other minorities to live in a fear that they did not deserve.


II.             1st Body Paragraph - What is the KKK?

A.   Founding

B.    Name Origin

C.    Burning Cross Icon

D.   Members and Ideology


III.           2nd Body Paragraph - Why and How?

A.   Fuel to the Fire

B.    Financial Support

C.    Voting

D.   Target Groups

E.    Media, Strategy and Methods

F.    Events, Apparel and Criminal Activity

G.   Criminal Activity


IV.            3rd Body Paragraph - Summits

A.   First vs. Second

B.    Decline of Second

C.    Third KKK


IV.           4th Body Paragraph - Contributors to Declination

A.   Freeman’s Bureau

B.    Feds Crackdown

C.    NAACP and Freedom Schools

D.   Justice


VI.            5th Body Paragraph - KKK Today

A.   Size and Distribution

B.    Activity


VII.            Conclusion

A.   Restate Paraphrased Thesis

B.    Why We Focus On It: Horrific Acts and Crimes

C.    Revert back to Attention-Getter