Take a history class. Lincoln had civil rights legislation in tact 100 years before Johnson. While it's true that blacks couldn't vote, they were well on their way until democrats in the south dismantled Lincoln's legislation to push their segregationist agenda. Then you saw the dems create the KKK. Then they founded planned parenthood to abort black fetuses and control black population. I'm not, in any way calling all dems racist, but they have an extremely bigoted history that they cover up. That's why Republicans were electing blacks to the senate in the 1800s and dems didn't accomplish that until the 1990s. That's why Martin Luther King was a republican. That's why three times as many dems as republicans voted against the CRA.