The Ku Klux Klan(s) in American History: Reconstruction, the Jazz age, to the Modern Day
Journalists and political commentators frequently speak of the Ku Klux Klan as a monolithic organization. This is a deeply inaccurate conception of the historical organizations and the rather small and schismatic string of factions claiming their inheritance which exist today. Recent surveys by the Southern Poverty Law Center estimate there are between ~5,000-8,000 self-identifying members...
The Ku Klux Klan and American History