Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP
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Reflecting on his fifty-year effort to steer the Grand Old Party toward black voters, Memphis power broker George W. Lee declared, "Somebody had to stay in the Republican Party and fight." As Joshua Farrington recounts in his comprehensive history, Lee was one of many black Republican leaders who remained loyal after the New Deal inspired black voters to switch their allegiance from the "party of Lincoln" to the Democrats.
University of Pennsylvania Press
african americans, grand old party, republican party, blacks, voting
American Politics | Political History | Political Science
Farrington, Joshua D., "Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP" (2016). EKU Faculty and Staff Books Gallery. 3.