Post Profile

American Hate, a History

The message was clear. The fate of America–or at least of white America, which was the only America that counted–was at stake. On the autumn evening of Thursday, Oct. 7, 1948, South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond, the segregationist Dixiecrat nominee for President, addressed a crowd of 1,000 inside the University of Virginia’s Cabell Hall in…
read more


Related Posts

Strom Thurmond's Hidden Daughter Dies

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog

Essie Mae Washington-Williams, the biracial child of the late South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond refused to publicly acknowledge his entire adult life, has died at age 87. Six months after her father died in 2003 at age 100, Washing...

"I Am Not Proud of This Heritage," Strom Thurmond's Son Says of Confederate Flag

News : Slate: The Slatest

Strom Thurmond was a South Carolina senator who ran for president on a pro-segregation platform, said Martin Luther King Jr. "demeans his race" and once announced that "there's not enough troops in the Army to force the Southern peo...

HUFFPOST HILL - South Carolina Bachelor To Go Ramblin'

News : Huffington Post

Senate Republicans convened in the Strom Thurmond meeting room to complain about Rand Paul’s antics and not, for what it’s worth, that there’s a Strom Thurmond meeting room. John McCain, for one, lambasted Paul’s moves as a “fundrai...

A Complicated Racist

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan

Barbara Spindel reviews Joseph Crespino's new biography, Strom Thurmond's America. The long-serving South Carolina senator made a career of his associations with "unreconstructed racism," arguing in his 1948 presidential campaign sp...

We narrowly averted constitutional crises in 1948 and 1968 — we might not be so lucky in 2016

News : The Raw Story

The United States narrowly averted two constitutional crises in elections in which a third party won states and electoral votes. In 1948, South Carolina Governor J. Strom Thurmond won four Southern states and 39 electoral votes as t...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC