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Rice: A Little Girl Who Grew Up in Jim Crow Birmingham Became the Secretary of State

DGFarragut Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:56 AM
Check your facts, Steve. A higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than did Democrats. The late darling of the Democrats, Robert Byrd was one of the most vocal. On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) completed a filibustering address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier opposing the legislation.
DGFarragut Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:57 AM
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The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress."

He called Republicans "radicals" for wanting civil rights.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice started her speech in Tampa Wednesday night in front a roaring crowd on a humbling note. She shared her memory of September 11, 2001 and pointed out the struggles America has faced in a new century.

"This young century has been a difficult one. I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane had hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one – and a third, the Pentagon. And then the news of a fourth,...