Nixon Flipped the Republicans

How did it happen that the Republican party of Lincoln that freed the slaves became the party of bigotry and segregation hated by blacks? It was Richard Nixon’s doing. He formed an alliance with segregationists such as Strom Thurmond. Democrats like Kennedy and Johnson were so solidly pro-civil rights, that Nixon felt his only chance was to champion the opposition.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)