Strom Thurmond's America
Joseph Crespino, history professor at Emory University, recounted the life and political career of the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina (1902-2003). The author recalls the many events that composed the former Senator’s 47-year career, from his presidential candidacy in 1948 to his 24-hour filibuster in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and his movement from the Democratic to Republican Party in 1964. Joseph Crespino speaks at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi. close
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