The less racist the South got, the more Republican it became. Here’s what former US President Bill Clinton had to say when he eulogized his segregationist mentor, an Arkansas senator: We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. . . . In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century’s most destructive forces and fought to … [Read more...]
The Democratic Party & Civil Rights
Browse our blog posts! We reveal and detail the segregationist and racist past of the Democratic Party of the USA and it's frightening historical catalog of violence, intolerance and exclusion. Jim Crow laws; separate drinking fountains, bathrooms, and motels; literacy tests to stop black Americans from voting; and the White Knights of the Klu Klux Klan, the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.
The 1924 Democratic National Convention, also called the “Klanbake”, held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924, took a record 103 ballots to nominate a presidential candidate. Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan, founded and populated by Democratics after post-Civil War Reconstruction, was reenergized after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith’s very popular racist & Pro-Klan motion picture The Birth of a Nation. The picture was a particular … [Read more...]
The first African Americans to serve in the United States Congress were Republicans elected during the Reconstruction Era. After slaves were emancipated and granted citizenship rights, freedmen gained political representation in the Southern United States for the first time. White Democrats regained political power in state legislatures across the South and worked to restore white supremacy. By the presidential election of 1876, only three state legislatures were not controlled by white … [Read more...]
I have always been fascinated by this story - thought I would share it. Muhammad Ali changed his name when he converted to Islam. He claimed that his birth name was a "slave name". He was named after a white Republican abolitionist from his hometown of Louisville, KY. Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed The Lion of White Hall, was a Kentucky planter and a Republican politician who worked for the abolition of slavery. He was appointed by President Abraham … [Read more...]
When inaugurated 102 years ago, Democratic Thomas Woodrow Wilson became the first Southerner elected president since Zachary Taylor in 1848. Washington was flooded with revelers from the Old Confederacy, whose people had long dreamed of a return to the glory days of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, when southern gentlemen ran the country. Rebel yells and the strains of “Dixie” reverberated throughout the city. The new administration brought to power a generation of Democratic Party … [Read more...]
So the racist and segregationist Southern Democratics ie. “Dixiecrats” switched parties in the 1960’s? And the GOP became the party of racism, switching sides with the lynching, klanning, church burning Democratics? Very bizarre argument, I will have to admit! So Southern Dixiecrats - of the States Rights Democratic Party - these segregationists & racists fled from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party after the Civil Rights Act in 1964? That would of course be an odd thing to do, … [Read more...]