The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was founded in 1866 as a social club in Pulaski,
Banks County ( Georgia)
KKK trial began on 23 October 1883 in ,
GA. The trial made news across the country and On This Day in 1883 the
Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported on the trial. Atlanta
Warren Bryson testified he was called from his house and beaten by a crowd of masked men. Calvin Bush testified that a mob pulled him out from bed, striped him and gave him over a hundred lashes. Elisha Brooks told the court he was whipped by the crowd and that he recognized Jasper Yarbrough in the crowd. Ben Sanders told the court he had been shot three times and left for dead by a mob.
On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015