Skip to comments.Civil Rights history-shameless vanity
Posted on 12/27/2005 12:01:36 PM PST by Rakkasan1
in my never-ending pursuit of "higher education" , I'm taking a civil rights history class. does anyone know some good books on the matter of Jim Crow laws and gun rights as it pertains to the matter of US civil rights movement from the turn of the 20th century till now?
I believe Kopel has a book on the subject. Also , any insights/articles about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and who voted for what and why would be appreciated. I recall something about Al Gore's pappy being a racist and know some of the history of "KKK" Byrd. I know I'm in for a fun semester of being the lone conservative in class and hearing about evil republicans aplenty .
wish me luck,
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Radio Free Dixie.
Can't remember the author but the book is about Robert Williams,a black activist in North Carolina who was suspended by the NAACP for advocating guns for self defense.
Yes,I KNOW Williams later went to China and Cuba and became a hard core revolutionary and very anti-American.
Yet the book documents how many blacks in the South didn't"feel"the "lets all get along"ethic of Dr. King.
There is also a book about the Deacons for Defense.a pro-gun group out of Bogalusa,La,started by Robert Sims.There awa also a movie about the Deacons.
ALSO.Sorry for the typo.
Something like this?
The True History of the Democratic Racist Party
Christian Underground Newsletter | 11-17-05 | Larry Elder
So much for the Republican "outreach" to black voters, with only 2 percent of blacks "approving" of the president's performance.
If only blacks knew of the true history of the Democratic Party.
"Black History Month" has been observed for 29 years, yet many blacks know little to nothing about the parties' respective roles in advancing or hindering the civil rights of blacks. How many blacks know that following the Civil War, 23 blacks -- 13 of them ex-slaves -- were elected to Congress, all as Republicans? The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois. The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.
Democrats, in 1854, passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act. This overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories. Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soilers and anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democratic parties founded the Republican Party -- not just to stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it.
How many blacks know that blacks founded the Texas Republican Party? On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the party. No, not the Black Texas Republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.
Fugitive slave laws? In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life (as approximately 11 percent of blacks did just before the Civil War), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus.
Emancipation? Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans (88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate) voting for it. Only 23 percent of Democrats (16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate) voted for it.
Civil rights laws? In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican (128 of 134 -- with 6 not voting -- in the House, and 30 of 32 -- with 2 not voting -- in the Senate) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat (zero of 36 in the House, zero of 6 in the Senate) voted for it.
Right to vote? When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.
Ku Klux Klan? In 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. As PBS' "American Experience" notes, "In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tenn., in 1865." Blacks, who were all Republican at that time, became the primary targets of violence.
Jim Crow laws? Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states.
Civil rights in the '60s? Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act (153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate). But 80 percent of Republicans (136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate) voted for the 1964 Act.
What about the reviled, allegedly anti-black, Republican "Southern strategy"? Pat Buchanan, writing for Richard Nixon (who became the Republican Party candidate two years later) coined the term "Southern strategy." They expected the "strategy" to ultimately result in the complete marginalization of racist Southern Democrats. "We would build our Republican Party on a foundation of states' rights, human rights, small government, and a strong national defense," said Buchanan, "and leave it to the 'party of [Democratic Georgia Gov. Lester] Maddox, [1966 Democratic challenger against Spiro Agnew for Maryland governor George] Mahoney, and [Democratic Alabama Gov. George] Wallace to squeeze the last ounces of political juice out of the rotting fruit of racial injustice.'" And President Richard Nixon, Republican, implemented the first federal affirmative action (race-based preference) laws with goals and timetables.
So next "Black History Month," pass some of this stuff along.
sounds kinda like Malcomb X.
I haven't actually got any homework yet. class starts next month. I'll check that out.
Look for a .pdf at claytoncramer.org entitled "The Racist Roots of Gun Control".
Also look at my links.
Look for a .pdf at claytoncramer.org entitled "The Racist Roots of Gun Control".
Also look at my links.
You won't (or shouldn't) hear anything about evil Republicans during the Jim Crow era. The "solid south" was solidly Democrat (that damn Yankee Lincoln was a Republican, as you should tell anyone in your class who is a Republican basher).
The larger issue, however, is the actual achievements of the Civil Rights era as measured by results--not just slogans. In that regard, the most important book to read on the subject is "Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?" by the great Thomas Sowell. Look it up on Amazon today.
PS. If you served with the 187th, I salute you.
Take a vomit bag to class with you.
During the 1950s, Eastland earned a reputation as an open and unashamed racist and a vociferous opponent of the civil rights movement. When the United States Supreme Court decision in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 347 US 483 (1954) was delivered Eastland denounced it, saying:
"On May 17, 1954, the Constitution of the United States was destroyed because of the Supreme Court's decision. You are not obliged to obey the decisions of any court which are plainly fraudulent [and based on] sociological considerations."
In 1956 Eastland while addressing a rally of the White Citizens' Council said:
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to abolish the Negro race, proper methods should be used. Among these are guns, bows and arrows, slingshots and knives.... All whites are created equal with certain rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead niggers."
And guess what did Democrats do with this guy? Ehhh, in the same year in which he gave his nice speech, they appointed him as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he served until his retirement in 1978. You would think that this new, very important position changed him? Wrong! Many years later Eastland would stare coldly down a committee table at Sen. Jacob Javits of New York, who was Jewish (and, of course, Republican) and say, "I don't like you-or your kind." Nice guy, wasn't he? So what did the Democrats do? They made him President pro-tempore of the Senate in 1972! Hey this guy was 3rd in line of presidential succession (and even 2nd in the short periods after Agnew's and Nixon's resignations, when there was no Vice-President). Imagine this nice fellow becoming POTUS! Oh and don't forget that he also served as a director of the Pioneer Fund, a "foundation dedicated to improving the race". Oh, and when three civil rights workers Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman went missing in Mississippi on June 21, 1964, he told President Lyndon Johnson that the incident was a hoax and there was no Ku Klux Klan in the state, surmising that the three had gone to Chicago, Illinois. So overall, he was a nice guy, wasn't he? Now you can see why the Democrats made him Chairman of the Judiciary Comittee and President pro-tempore of the Senate, right? BTW, don't forget that all Republicans are racists ;-)
Oh, and as to the vote statistics regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (or any other civil rights legislation of the 1950s and 1960s for that matter) it was of course supported by almost all Republicans:
Vote tally by Party:
The Original House Version:
Democratic Party: 153-96 Republican Party: 138-34
The Senate Version:
Democratic Party: 46-22 Republican Party: 27-6
The Senate Version, voted on by the House:
Democratic Party: 153-91 Republican Party: 136-35
Further assuming you want to irritate your Liberal Professor and classmates, there's nothing like shoving the fact down their throats that it was DEMOCRATS who fought the 14h Amendment's passage because as citizens the newly freed slaves wold have the right to bear arms. And that they (the DEMOCRATS) specifically feared bands of ARMED BLACKS roaming the countryside raping white woman as gun point. And that most Southern states, controlled by DEMOCRATS, refused to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment because of this.
And that it was REPUBLICANS in Congress who then had to FORCE said Southern DEMOCRATS into 'giving' BLACKS their rights by the 1867 Reconstruction Acts, and said states where then controlled by martial law, which proclaimed universal manhood suffrage and required that new state constitutions to be drawn up.
Again, it ain't 20th century but it's where the first fight over Civil Rights & 2nd Amendment Rights arose - plus it'll tick off the liberals when you throw it in their face.
Ooops, my mistake, the Senate Democrats voted 46-21, not 46-22 :-)
yep. salute returned.
of course they won't like to hear any mention of the oldest civil rights organization in America...the NRA.
Try Googling " Jim Crow Gun Laws " and see what you find..
Easy there, Congressman. Even if he goes to the library (especially a school library), there is no guarantee that he will find accurate material representing the conservative (truthful) point of view. Older materials that present a less liberal point of view may have been weeded because of age. Smaller school libraries may not have many thoughtful, in-depth resources on the subject. Also, we all know that FreeRepublic has the best conservative minds in the country. This is a logical place to start. He is asking for the best sources; he is not asking you to read them for him. Give him a break.
I knew C. Vann Woodward. He got it right, and upset a lot of preconceptions that are rife in the modern "history" books that you refer to.
John / Billybob
Yes, he admitted he had not begun to read on the subject. I agree with your recommendation. I'm just saying he may have done a lot of searching before he found this book, or his library may not have had it. I repeat that FreeRepublic has the best conservative minds in the country... yourself included.