Telling the Real History of the GOP on Civil Rights

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A good story in yesterday's Times by NVTH's favorite Times editor, Stacy McCain:

"The Republican Party was founded specifically to abolish slavery," says Mrs. May, a writer who lives in McLean. "The first nine planks for the Republican Party dealt with civil rights for blacks. Republicans fought for the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments ... [against] total opposition from the Democrats."

Her quest to bring that history to life has resulted in a documentary, "Emancipation, Revelation, Revolution," which will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at McLean Bible Church and is available on digital video disc in time for Black History Month.

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Ted said:

A year or two ago I actually saw Mark Shields on one of the political discussion shows claim that the Democrats were the heart of the abolitionist movement!!

And no one on the panel challenged him on it.


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