States' Rights Party


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States' Rights Party

n.
A former political party founded in 1948 by Southern Democrats to consolidate opposition to civil rights policies of the regular Democratic Party.
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The passage of a strong civil-rights plank was the final straw that led to a convention walkout of key Southerners, who formed their own States' Rights Party with Sen.
The author writes candidly of the convoluted relationship she shared with Thurmond, but adding that she believes her life began at age 78, in 2003, when she confirmed that she was the long-rumored Black daughter of the man who as the presidential nominee of the "Dixiecrat" States' Rights Party vowed to keep Blacks out of the institutions of White Southern life.
was roused from wherever he was sitting shiva for Strom Thurmond and the States' Rights Party.
After the national Democratic convention in Baltimore overwhelmingly rejected this plank, Yancey explored the creation of a states' rights party.