The Ku Klux Klan is a secret organization that was formed in South America in the state called Mississippi in the early 1900's which until this day still exists; the original Ku Klux Klan was organized in Pulaski, in the state of Georgia on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers. The Ku Klux Klan was formed to separate humans, separate white Christian American people from all other people in the world. The name Ku Klux Klan comes from the Greek word "kuklos" which means circle. .
The Ku Klux Klan also called the KKK has killed many black people during the American civil war. The civil war was between the South America and the North America because black people were slaves and mistreated in the south and the north didn't want this, the north wanted every black person to be free. The state of Mississippi wouldn't agree to free the black people. So the war broke out and members from the Ku Klux Klan started killing black people and burning black people houses down. The Ku Klux Klan was mostly active in between 1963 to 1970. .
On the 13th of June 1963 Mississippi's most well known black leader was assassinated outside his home in front of his wife and 2 children Medger Evans, the most famous and trusted black person in the whole state of Mississippi at the time had been shot in the head by a Ku Klux Klan member. .
During June 1964 Bob Moses and the council of federated organizations announce the Mississippi summer project is to register black people to vote in all elections, in return the KKK's reaction to this was burning 61 crosses in separate locations all over the state of Mississippi. Armed KKK members assault leaders of mt. Zion church, the next day following the assault KKK members completely burn the whole church down. This church was one of the twenty churches that were burnt this year.
On June 21st 1964 three civil rights workers named James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner came from Ohio to investigate all the church burnings when they went missing on their way back to Meridian, Mississippi.