Step 1: Read an excerpt from the 1871 Congressional hearings on the Ku Klux Klan.Clickhereto access the article.Step 2: After reading the article answer the following questions.Use a word processor (like MS Word) to write your 200-400 word response to the following questions:What role do race and gender play here? What does this tell us about the role of race and gender in Reconstruction more generally?Why were these white men so concerned with John Walthall?This is an excerpt from a Congressional hearing that was held in 1871. Why do you suppose Republicans in Congress held these hearings?

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