They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group - Chapter Nine Summary & Analysis

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Chapter Nine Summary and Analysis

The Klan's violence was finally coming to the attention of the government. Bill Williams, a freed man who was the head of the York County militia, was taking his responsibility for protecting the Negro community very seriously. Williams had his troops guarding the roads as well as the Republican Meeting hall. The Klan was still raiding at night. The next night something in the white community would burn. The Klan was complaining about the blacks with guns. Calls went out to the other dens of the Klan throughout the South. So many of the Klan came that the governor asked recall of the black guns. Williams had known that the community was near a race war that could spread throughout the South. Williams had withdrawn the men guarding the Rose Hotel, Republican meeting place. Williams didn't want to give...

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