permission, serve on juries, marry interracially, vote and own weapons? Ever wonder why Black America votes for a party that vigorously opposed the
of 1964 and the
Voting Rights Act
Here's the story.Please listen to Alveda King in her own words:
This Was The Last Straw For The Republican Party
"It wasn't until Harry Truman garnered 77 percent of the Black vote in 1948 that a majority of Blacks reported that they thought of themselves as
. Earlier that year Truman had issued an order desegregating the armed services and an executiveorder setting up regulations against racial bias in federal employment." —
Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr.
, was a
and father of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
who was a
Black voters to cast previously
votes for Senator Kennedy even thoughKennedy had voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Law.Mrs. King had appealed to Kennedy and Nixon to help her husband, and Nixon who had voted for the 1957 CivilRights Law did not respond. At the urging of his advisors,Kennedy made a politically calculated phone call to Mrs. King, who was pregnant atthe time, bringing the attention of the nation to
's plight. Moved by Mrs.King's gratitude for Senator Kennedy's intervention,
was very gratefulto Senator Kennedy for his assistance in rescuing
Dr. King, Jr.
from a lifethreatening jail encounter. This experience led to a Black exodus from the
. Thus, this one simple act of gratitude caused Black America toquickly forget that the
was birthed in America as the anti-slaveryparty to end the scourge of slavery and combat the terror of racism and segregation.[
] quickly forgot that the
Party was the party of the
Ku Klux Klan
. Banished frommemory was the fact that the
Party fought tokeep Blacks in slavery and in 1894 overturned the civilrights laws of the 1860's that had been passed by
, after the
also amended theConstitution to grant Blacks freedom, citizenship and theright to vote. Forgotten was the fact that it was the
who started theHBCU's [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] and the NAACP to stop the
from lynching Blacks. Into the dust bin of history was tossed the factthat it was the
Senator Everett Dirksen whopushed to pass the civil rights laws in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. Removedfrom memory are the facts that it was
President Dwight Eisenhower who sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil RightsCommission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Early Warren to the U.S.