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Who Put the Klan in Ku Klux Klan

Have you ever questioned why America’s oldest race-hate organization is known as a Klan? Or why the contentious Confederate flag looks so much like Scotland’s Saltire?

Historian Neil Oliver discovers that this is not a coincidence and sets off to find the modern-day characters and individuals whose circumstances, beliefs and stories reveal Scotland’s dark part in the creation of the American Ku Klux Klan.

The Scots have never been backwards in claiming their place as architects of the New World or their role in shaping the American Dream. This documentary will unpack the hidden story of Scotland’s culpability in the shaping of America’s Nightmare: its violent, bloody history of race relations.

Neil investigates the premise that the Scots, while providing some of America’s founding fathers, actually made significant contributions to the major racial fault-line in American society and that it was Scots who founded the KKK, America’s oldest group organised around racial hatred.  He will discover that the Ku Klux Klan, the dark stain at the heart of America, is steeped in Scottish tradition and symbolism.

  • Genre:
    Documentary | History
  • Producer:
    Matchlight Limited
  • Duration:
    1 x 59 min
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