Who founded the KKK? Democrats. Who freed American black slaves? Republicans. You should know the answers to those questions but I can’t bet on it considering the comment I’m replying to. After 360,000 men, fighting to end slavery and keep the union whole, died, Congressional Democrats went right to work reversing the gains that were made for black former slaves. 100% of the Republican Congress voted to emancipate the slaves in 1865. 23% of Democrats voted to emancipate the slaves. 100% of the Republican Congress voted to give equal rights to former slaves in 1868. None! None! That would be 0% of Democrats voted to give equal rights to former slaves. 100% of the Republican Congress voted to give blacks (men) the right to vote in 1870. Again, 0% of Democrats voted to give blacks the right to vote. Yes! 95 years before the Civil Rights fight of the 20th century, a Republican Congress had already given black, former slaves, equal rights including the right to vote. In 1876 Democrats took back control of the House of Congress. No more civil rights bills passed. In 1892 Democrats got control of the House, the Senate and the White House. What do you think happened…? They repealed ALL the previously won civil rights that were passed under the Republicans. This is a matter of historical record. Don’t take my word for it. From 1945 to 1956 Democrats blocked, blocked and blocked some more. No more civil rights bills were passed until 1957. Republicans had the White House and the Senate. Democrats had the House. Democrat Senator, at the time, Strom Thurman, with the support of Democrat Senator James Eastland, spent 24 hours and 18 minutes trying to stop this civil rights bill from passing. He failed. All of this happen BEFORE 1965. Again I don’t expect you to know any of this but that’s why I’m taking the time to write it so that you and other Democrats, black and white, will have something other than your Liberal history teachings.