Democrats And Dixiecrats: A PostScript

Now that the nation has completed its refresher course on the Dixiecrat platform of 1948, it may be worth pointing out that all the justified scorn heaped on Thurmond and his followers may have — perhaps inadvertently, perhaps not — left something of an undeserved halo glowing over the heads of Southern Democrats who remained loyal to their national party that year.

For example, one of the Alabama delegates who vociferously and steadfastly refused to walk out of the ’48 convention with the Dixiecrats was … George. C. Wallace.

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