Segregation: The Democrats’ Dirty Secret…and More


List of segregationists during the American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

(source here)


This is a list of segregationists during the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968). Many public figures, particularly in the South, defended compulsory racial segregation as an institution during the Civil Rights Movement, and many others did not condemn it. This list comprises those people who publicly supported segregation at the time, although many later modified or recanted their position as public sentiment shifted (and the number of African American voters in their areas increased).


• Dale Alford, United States Represenatative from Arkansas (Democrat)
• Clarence C. Aycock, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (Democrat).
• Ross Barnett, Governor of Mississippi (Democrat).
• Bill Beeny
• Albert Boutwell, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama (Democrat).
• Bryant Bowles, white supremacist organizer in Florida
• Parey Branton, Louisiana state legislator (Democrat).
• Overton Brooks, U.S. representative from northwestern Louisiana (Democrat).
• C. Farris Bryant, Governor of Florida (Democrat).
• Garland T. Byrd, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (Democrat).
• Harry F. Byrd, Governor of Virginia (Democrat).
• Robert Byrd, United States Senator, West Virginia (Democrat).
Howard “Bo” Callaway, United States Representative, Georgia (Republican).
• Francis Cherry, Governor of Arkansas (Democrat).
• Kent Courtney (Democratic-turned-States Rights Party)
• Jimmie Davis, Governor of Louisiana (Democrat).
• Vail M. Delony, Louisiana state legislator from Lake Providence
• Wickliffe Draper
• James Eastland, United States Senator, Mississippi (Democrat).
• Allen J. Ellender, United States Senator, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Clyde Fant, Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (Democrat).
• William Fulbright, United States Senator, Arkansas (Democrat).
• John Sidney Garrett, State Representative, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Peter Zack Geer, Lieutenant Governor of Georgia (Democrat).
• James H. Gray, Sr., Georgia Democratic state chairman
• Marvin Griffin, Governor of Georgia (Democrat).
• Jack P.F. Gremillion, Attorney General of Louisiana (Democrat).
• F. Edward Hebert, U.S. representative from Louisiana (Democrat).
Jesse Helms, United States Senator, North Carolina (Democrat 1942-1970, Republican 1970-2008).
• Lister Hill, United States Senator, Alabama (Democrat).
• Fritz Hollings, United States Governor and Senator, South Carolina (Democrat)
• Orville L. Hubbard, Mayor, Dearborn, Michigan.
• Shelby M. Jackson, Superintendent of Public Education, Louisiana (Democrat).
• James D. Johnson, Arkansas Supreme Court justice (Democrat).
• Paul B. Johnson, Jr., Governor of Mississippi (Democrat).
• J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., United States Senator, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Bob Jones, Sr., Evangelist.
• B. Everett Jordan, United States Senator, North Carolina (Democrat).
• Robert F. Kennon, Governor of Louisiana (Democrat).
• James J. Kilpatrick, Columnist.
• Russell B. Long, United States Senator, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Speedy O. Long, United States Representative, Louisiana (Democrat).
• Charlton Lyons, State Chairman, Louisiana Republican Party.
• Lester Maddox, Governor of Georgia (Democrat, American Independent).
James D. Martin, United States Representative, Alabama (Republican).
• John McClellan, United States Senator, Arkansas (Democrat).
• John McKeithen, Governor of Louisiana (Democrat).
• Harold Montgomery, Louisiana state senator (Democrat)
• Danny Roy Moore, Louisiana state senator (Democrat)
• deLesseps Story Morrison (Democrat)
• W. Lee O’Daniel, Governor of Texas (Democrat)
• John H. Overton, U.S. senator from Louisiana (Democrat)
• Otto Passman, U.S. representative from northeastern Louisiana (Democrat)
• John Malcolm Patterson, Governor of Alabama (Democrat)
• Dave L. Pearce, Louisiana Agricultural Commissioner (Democrat)
• Leander Perez, Louisiana judge (Democrat)
Rubel Phillips, Mississippi lawyer (Republican)
• William M. Rainach, Louisiana state senator (Democrat)
• John Rarick, U.S. representative from Louisiana (Democrat, Independent, American Independent)
• A. Willis Robertson, U.S. senator from Virginia (Democrat)
• Richard B. Russell, U.S. senator from Georgia (Democrat)
• Victor Schiro, mayor of New Orleans (Democrat)
• George W. Shannon, Louisiana journalist
• Gerald L.K. Smith, evangelist from Louisiana and Arkansas (Demorat)
• Howard W. Smith, United States Representative from Virginia (Democrat).
• John Sparkman, U.S. senator from Alabama (Democrat)
• John C. Stennis, United States Senator from Mississippi (Democrat).
• Ford E. Stinson, Louisiana state representative (Democrat).
• J. B. Stoner, Georgia political candidate (Democrat)
• Herman Talmadge, U.S. senator from Georgia (Democrat)
• A. Roswell Thompson, Louisiana political candidate (Democrat)
• Strom Thurmond, Governor and U.S. senator from South Carolina (Democrat, States’ Rights Democrat, Republican)
• Ned Touchstone, Louisiana journalist and printer (Democrat)
• Joe D. Waggonner, U.S. representative from Louisiana (Democrat)
• George C. Wallace (Democrat, American Independent)
Albert W. Watson (Democrat, Republican)
• John Bell Williams, Governor of Mississippi (Democrat)
• Edwin E. Willis, U.S. representative from Louisiana (Democrat)
• Fielding L. Wright, Governor of Mississippi (Democrat)


Interesting note: When they were segregationists, they were nearly all — nearly to a man! — Democrats.

Half of the exactly six Republicans on the list, became Republicans only upon giving up segregationism.

You know what else is a Democrat Party dirty little secret? The Ku Klux Klan. Yep. Started by the Democrat Party after the Civil War. Know what else is a Democrat Party dirty little secret? Jim Crow. Yep. Laws enacted by Southern Democrats to try to keep blacks and whites separate.

The Democrat Party, which claims to be the party of the black man, the party that receives more than 90% of the black vote every election, is the party of white racism. It was founded in racism, and all the way up to the sixties, all its prominent leaders in the South did their level best to keep black people down.

The Republican party did … precisely none of that. Ever.

Reproach the Republican Party all you want for not being outspoken or aggressive enough in trying to rid the country of black-white animosity, but the Democrats were actively trying to keep blacks down.

Though, come to think of it… the Republicans did fight a war to end slavery, and then the Republicans did end slavery, and then the Republicans did end segregation, and then the Republicans did get Civil Rights enacted. You can see it all here.

Tell me why, again, are black people voting for Democrats?

— xPraetorius

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6 thoughts on “Segregation: The Democrats’ Dirty Secret…and More

  1. Thanks for this, x. Very eye-opening. There are some names of people that lots of Democrats think are real heroes in there.

  2. If you read through the blog, foursquare, you’ll find a goodly number of posts where we try to administer said squashing. I think that if you search “leftist racism” you will find quite a few. Or “left racism.” Things like that.

    In those posts, we demonstrate pretty convincingly that racism is much more a problem of the left than of the right.

    Best,

    — x

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