Dixiecrats

   The Dixiecrats were members of the States’ Rights Party formed by southerners who bolted from the Democratic Party convention in 1948 due to the adoption of a strong civil rights plank and following Harry S. Truman’s call for the beginning of desegregation in the U.S. armed forces. With the slogan “Segregation Forever,” they nominated Strom Thurmond, governor of South Carolina, as their presidential candidate. In the election, they carried Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina, and won 39 Electoral College votes. Despite this and defections to the liberal Progressive Party, Truman won the election. The Dixiecrats reappeared as the American Independent Party behind the candidacy of Governor George Wallace of Alabama in 1968 in what led to a realignment of political party structures in the United States.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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  • Dixiecrats — (in US politics), the popular name for the States’ Rights Party, a ‘third party’ that competed in the 1948 election for US President against the Democratic Party and Republican Party. It was formed to support states’ rights. The candidate was J… …   Universalium

  • Dixiecrats — noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman • Syn: ↑States Rights Democratic Party • Hypernyms: ↑party, ↑political party …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) Dixiecrats — the Dixiecrats [the Dixiecrats] (in US politics), the popular name for the States’ Rights Party, a ‘third party’ that competed in the 1948 election for US President against the ↑Democratic Party and ↑Republican Party. It was formed to support… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dixiecrat — Not to be confused with Southern Party. States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats) Founded 1948 (1948) Dissolved 1948 (1948) Preceded by …   Wikipedia

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  • Dixiekrat — Dixiecrat Präsidentschaftskandidat Strom Thurmond Die States Rights Democratic Party, deren Mitglieder gemeinhin Dixiecrats (dt: Dixiekraten) genannt werden, ist eine ehemalige US amerikanische politische Partei. Ihr Spitzenkandidat Strom… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Dixiecrat — Le terme Dixiecrat désignait autrefois aux États Unis le States Rights Democratic Party (Parti démocrate pour le droit des États) mais continue à être employé pour désigner les élus démocrates conservateurs du Sud. Le terme historique de… …   Wikipédia en Français

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