I have repeatedly noted this fact -- Michael Zak wrote the book and reminds us that Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession and Segregation -- fought against equality:
On this day in 1964, Everett Dirksen (R-IL), the Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate, condemned the Democrats' 57-day filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Leading the Democrats in their opposition to civil rights for African-Americans was Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Byrd, who got into politics as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, spoke against the bill for fourteen straight hours. Democrats still call Robert Byrd "the conscience of the Senate."
In his speech, Senator Dirksen called on the Democrats to end their filibuster and accept racial equality.
A day that should live in infamy, yet ex-Kleagle Sen. [Robert] Byrd(D) until recently served.
And Byrd, the ex-KKK leader, remained an honored member of the Democrat Party until his death less than two years ago.
And we should also remember what the Ku Klux Klan really was: the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
Cartoon: Red Planet Cartoons.