The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Ku Klux Klan Term Analysis

The Klu Klux Klan is a national white supremacist organization. Throughout the Jim Crow Era and beyond, Klan members have been responsible for the lynching and house bombings of African Americans, along with other acts of violence and intimidation.
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Ku Klux Klan Term Timeline in The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The timeline below shows where the term Ku Klux Klan appears in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Nightmare
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...Malcolm X describes how his mother (Louise), pregnant with Malcolm himself, confronts a gang of Ku Klux Klan members who are looking to kill Malcolm’s father, Earl Little. She bravely tells them he... (full context)
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...Garvey’s beliefs attracts the negative attention of the Black Legion, a splinter group of the Ku Klux Klan . One night in 1929, which Malcolm calls the “nightmare night,” the Black Legion sets... (full context)