Posts Tagged ‘keith m. finley’

“[North Carolina’s Josiah] Bailey became the first Southern senator to outline what he perceived as a dangerous aspect of the [1937] antilynching measure…. To him, it  represented the vanguard of a much larger movement aimed at dismantling Southern society. ” ‘I fear it, I dread it, I fight it, I argue against it because I […]

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“Sen. Sam Ervin found much to criticize in Gov. George Wallace’s [1963 ‘schoolhouse door’] face-off with the Justice Department, arguing that ‘such conduct seriously handicaps Southern senators in the fight against civil rights bills.’ “Nonetheless, Ervin, who had staked out a hardline position on integration early in his career, chose to keep these sentiments private. […]

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