Jackie Robinson attended the 1964 Republican convention

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    PBS is showing, and promoting, its new two-part series on Jackie Robinson. I didn't watch all of it -- heck, some of the story was shown at the time in the Jackie Robinson Story movie of 1950 (starring Jackie Robinson). But, I happened to see the below part of the PBS show. I don't think I've ever heard this part of Jackie Robinson's story before:

    http://www.thenation.com/article/ke...nd-the-republican-partys-pact-with-the-devil/
     
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    Sammy Davis, Jr endorsed Richard Nixon at the '72 GOP convention.
     
  3. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I can see this. This was pre-Southern Strategy, so most Blues back then were Reds, until that shift occurred before and during the 1968 elections. IIRC, that shift started the day after the Civil Rights Act of '64 passed, and Strom Thurmond re-registered as Republican.

    BL.
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    check this out

    http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/soul-city/

     

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