States' Rights Democratic Party


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Noun1.States' Rights Democratic Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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He spent some time as a Dixiecrat, a member of the pro-segregation States' Rights Democratic Party which split from the larger Democratic party in 1948, early in his career -- but is now remembered as a Republican.
They called themselves the States' Rights Democratic Party, or the Dixiecrats, and their presidential nominee was a prominent Governor from the region, Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.