"You think you've heard these same excuses before? You're right, In this country...there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough' "
Who was it digging in their heels and standing on the wrong side of history ?
1963(from his inaugural speech, first term as governor) "It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the call for freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
The Works of Bull Connor
The Pricipled Stand of Orville Fabus
Richard B, Russell on the 1964 Civil Rights Act
"We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states." Russell organized 18 Southern Democratic senators in filibustering this bill.
Now a long, long time ago before Democrats started buying Black's votes they hung them along with Republicans ...
Democrats and the KKK
The Rise of the Klan