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Reply #4: Probably a good choice. I would have to study up on it. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-13 11:15 AM
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4. Probably a good choice. I would have to study up on it.
1916 was still close enough to 1893 that racists within the Democratic Party and its kissin cousin, Dixiecrats, would have been common.

Martin Luther King, Sr., for example, did not switch until JFK helped get his son out of jail.

Incredibly, Senator Brooke, the first African American Senator post Reconstruction era (Massachusetts, of course), claimed within the past few year that he had run as a Republican in 1965 without realizing that things had changed between the Parties since Lincoln. (If he was that out of touch, he shouldn't have been Senator of his high school, ffs.)
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