Newsreel: Strom Thurmond's Dixiecrat Days

  • States Rights Party Platform 1948

  • Here's the platform adopted in 1948 by the Oklahoma branch of the racist States Rights Democratic Party. The national party nominated Strom Thurmond that year for president. At the heart of the party plank was the assertion that, "We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race." This piece of racist history comes courtesy of the Carl Albert Congressional Research & Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma.

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