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Statues And History


September 4, 2017

As President John Adams famously said, “Facts are stubborn things.”

For 78 days in 1964, led by Albert Gore Sr. and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Kleagle, Robert Byrd, Senate Democrats filibustered the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. Byrd ended with a 14-hour stint. Byrd is currently honored by 400 bridges, schools, highways, etc., in West Virginia. With the help of 27 Republicans, President Johnson got the bill passed. It took several years for the Justice Department to stop the Democratic “Jim Crow” laws from stalling its intended effects.

In 1891, the largest single U.S. lynching t...

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