Seems like there are other stories to tell, besides that of Barry Goldwater, who sided with Democrat Robert Byrd to stop the Civil Rights Act from passing, about why black people went running en masse to white northern Blueblood Democrats … and have been Democrats ever since; and with no thanks to southerners, even though one of them ended up signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Though one Republican in SC attempted to indict the murderers, the southern Klan convention stopped it from happening. It wasn’t the ones down south, but the ones “up north” who endeared so many black people to the Democratic Party that the Kennedys knew — not the one Georgia Senator Robert Byrd and Alabama Governor George Wallace were members of, and of whom Barry Goldwater defected from the Republican Party to join alliances with.
Other Notable Events on July 8:
1933 Public Works Administration becomes effective
1909 1st pro baseball game, minor league, played under lights
1889 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
1835 Liberty Bell cracks, again
1796 U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
- Democrat massacre of African-Americans in Hamburg, South Carolina (grandoldpartisan.typepad.com)