They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group Characters

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Mittie Williams

Mittie was a house slave at the end of the Civil War. She stayed with Miss Eliza all the time because Miss Eliza was afraid of the Union soldiers. Mittie Williams told her story 72 years later. Her words were used to make this volume possible. Mittie was quoted at the beginning of the book. She talked about the fear of the South. At the end of the volume she was mentioned again. There wasn't much about Mittie. She represented a whole Southern nation. The white woman Mittie worked for wanted Mittie there to protect her. When the KKK began, Mittie would need the white woman's protection. All Negro people needed protection then.

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States who was killed in office after the South's surrender but before a Reconstruction Plan could be set in place. Since the Emancipation Proclamation is...

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