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|Creator:||Buchanan, Scott E.|
|Date:||2004 July 27|
Encyclopedia article about Dixiecrats, members of the States' Rights Democratic Party which splintered from the Democratic Party in 1948 protesting the insertion of a civil rights plank in the party platform and U.S. president Harry S. Truman's advocacy of that plank. Delegates from Alabama, Mississippi and a few other southern states chose South Carolina governor Strom Thurmond and Mississippi governor Fielding L. Wright as a presidential ticket to oppose the Democrats. In the 1948 election the Dixicrats won in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina where the Thurmond-Wright ticket was the "official" Democratic Party ticket. However they failed to win any state in which Thurmond was a third-party candidate.
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|Types:||Articles | Text|
|Subjects:||States' Rights Democratic Party | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--1945-1953 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891|
|Collection:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Institution:||New Georgia Encyclopedia|
|Contributors:||New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)|
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Cite as: "Dixiecrats," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved [date]: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org.
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