Ku Klux Klan Law and Legal Definition

The Ku Klux Klan is an underground society originally formed in the South in the 19th century to resist the emancipation of slaves. They are associated with violence and prosecutions against Jews, foreigners, Roman Catholics, communists, homosexuals, blacks, and organized labor.

Members are typically pictured wearing white robes and hoods. They have been categorized as a hate group which uses terroristic tactics to promote white supremacy. The Klan has ties to other white supremacist organizations such as the Aryan Nations and the Skinheads.