When the Republicans Really Were the Party of Lincoln | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com


When the Republicans Really Were the Party of Lincoln | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com.

The Republican Party was, for a vital century, the American political party most closely aligned with the cause of civil rights. The invariably realistic Frederick Douglass explained that, “I knew that however bad the Republican Party was, the Democratic Party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored man’s cause than those of the Democratic Party…The change came quickly.”  More

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