Originally published 07/22/2015
There is little reason to doubt, and every reason to believe, that a respectable Southern white man in the 1930s could defend a black man wrongly accused of rape, but still rise to the defense of Jim Crow.
Originally published 07/17/2015
What the beloved literary character seems to have in common with Strom Thurmond.
Originally published 07/15/2015
David B. Parker
His name was Francis B. Simkins. In the 30s he praised Reconstruction. By the 1950s he was an apologist for lynching.
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