As reported on the thegatewaypundit.com
Trump’s release of the JFK assassination records on Thursday has already begun to uncover some interesting facts that were hidden from the public for a long time. One of the most surprising facts uncovered so far is that one of these documents shows that President Lyndon B. Johnson was a KKK member.
Although it is surprising that there is a paper trail supporting his membership the fact that LBJ was in the KKK to begin with shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Especially in light of the fact that the KKK was founded by Democrats.
Founded in 1866, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) extended into almost every southern state by 1870 and became a vehicle for white southern resistance to the Republican Party’s Reconstruction-era policies aimed at establishing political and economic equality for blacks. Its members waged an underground campaign of intimidation and violence directed at white and black Republican leaders. Though Congress passed legislation designed to curb Klan terrorism, the organization saw its primary goal–the reestablishment of white supremacy–fulfilled through Democratic victories in state legislatures across the South in the 1870s.