Ku Klux Klan was a racist organization that used intimidation, threats, violence, and acts of terror in order to assert the supremacy of the white and the maintaining of racial hierarchy. The members were opposed to the abolition of the slave trade and aimed at keeping African Americans in a full poor and permanent condition and at a state of white’s subjugation. Terror and violence were used by the Klan in the hope of overthrowing the Republican state governments and to maintain a well-planned racial hierarchy. Immigrants, Catholics, Jews, liberals, African Americans and progressives were prevented from acquiring and attaining political power, social status and wealth.
There were variations in the support of Klan. Some organizations felt it was a break of human rights and dignity that lead to effective anti-Klan activism, leading to the decline of Ku Klux Klan membership. While some were in support of it, similarly others opposed it. Organizations such as John Brown Anti-Klan committee that was anti-racial opposed Klan activities and also protested against it and other white supremacist organizations and made an awareness against Klan activities through publishing an anti-racist literature.