Skip to comments.The Ugly Side of the Southern Belle
Posted on 01/16/2013 6:05:31 PM PST by Bon of Babble
From 1921, when the contest began in Atlantic City, through World War II, only one woman representing a former Confederate state won the competition. Then, beginning in 1947, when a woman from Memphis earned the top honor, the fortunes of Southern contestants rose precipitously. From 1950 to 1963, seven southerners were crowned (each served the following year), including back-to-back wins by Mississippians in 1958 and 1959 though southerners made up only one-fifth of the possible winners.
These were, of course, the years when black Southerners opened a full-scale campaign against Jim Crow, prompting a bitter backlash by white Southerners. White resistance began in earnest in 1954, when the Supreme Court issued Brown v. Board of Education, its decision to desegregate public schools.
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I thought you might have something to say about this nonsense. I would ping the MS Ping list, but I can’t cut and paste on this machine.
I will say this much... hey blain... avoid ever meeting me at any cost.
What I mean by that is I would bitch slap him... nothing more... don’t want the Gestapo to worry.
we still do get “Garden and Gun” regularly, and I love the articles about female gun enthusiasts. There is a gun group in SC that calls itself “GRITS” = Girls Really InTo Shooting.”
Of course, I’m a GRITS also: grandma raised in the South! :)
“And WHY is that? Why do you HATE white women so much? What do they do that frightens you so much? What is SO worrying about that peaceful expression”
I was born and raised in the South, I am white and that is a cultural expression, that means the lady in question is not pleased. You need to seek professional help.
It depends on how its said....99 percent its genuine but when said sarcastic then its venom
The academic Nazi professors NEVER sleep.
Blain Roberts, an assistant professor of history at California State University, Fresno, is the author of the forthcoming book Pretty Women: Female Beauty in the Jim Crow and Civil Rights South.
Can you imagine all the young minds this woman has tainted during her “academic career”?
The NY Slimes want YOU DEAD and GONE....if it is not clear to you now you are delusional!
Blacks were never barred from public.trsnsport
They just had black and white section.and contrary to myth blacks often sat in front section not back
I was there...
Some of the older FReepers years ago learned the wisdom of not posting any identifying information on their home pages.
If you're not just using FR as a conservative Facebook chat site, the various agents of the American Police State are usually QUITE interested in identifying information they can find about you.
Oprah is black and from the south, last I heard that gal made out pretty well.
What a load. It seems anybody can post anything on “News/Activism” now. But...why this particular snark item?
Garden and guns is run by libs
Guns to them are Purdey twins
Most of the writers are urban hipsters or yamkees
I dont buy that
Iagree with dewey frank
Most I see here who hide do it to be jackasses and race bait and south bash and stir the pot faking culture war zeal
The feeling is mutual.
Well, I frankly doubt that you ever tangled with Eschoir or Dan Moldy, dearheart.
I like that.....bless yer heart
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