The KKK was organized in 1866 in order preserve white supremacy over the newly emancipated African American population. Between 1870 and 1873, the Grant administration organized a broad-ranging, highly effective campaign against the Klan, a campaign that ultimately was stymied by the Supreme Court. This course will examine the advances made by the African American community in Reconstruction, the rise of the KKK, the counterterrorism efforts culminating in the 1871 trials, and the reaction of the Supreme Court. We will conclude with a discussion of the Reconstruction era and the Grant administration in historical memory.
910.861.01 via Zoom
Tuesday, Nov. 10 to Dec.1 (6:30 to 8 p.m.) Cost: $105
Full time JHU staff/faculty are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.