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From: Iain Sommerville< >
Subject: Founder of the KKK
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 23:53:00 GMT

On Fri, 06 Feb 1998 17:09:41 -0500, Valerie Westwood wrote:

>it was a Scot (not Scot-Irish) who started the KKK

On the basis that we should know about the villainous as well as the
valiant, could Valerie or someone else please elaborate.

I understood that the KKK was founded by Confederate General Nathan
Bedford Forrest, but that he attempted to disband it a year later
because it became violent. Was he the Scot to whom Valerie referred?

Iain Sommerville
Burntisland, Fife, Scotland

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