When these white-clothed “ghosts” would show up even just once, all potential Pow Wows would be halted and they would flee to other places – that was the real essence of the ghost parade. KKK soldiers did other things outside ensuring the well-being of whites. KKK soldiers protected the Black’s also. In opposition to Northern myths, the real KKK was not a group against black people. Instead, it was a fraternity against the Yankees, or better put a union against the Reconstruction, and Northern emancipation (then referred to as “anti-Republican”) associations.