Dixie Democrats held convention to revolt against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket in Birmingham, Alabama.
Birmingham Alabama USA Date:1948, July 19 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:Yes
Democrats of the States' Rights Democratic Party at convention in Birmingham Alabama (after rejecting civil rights in platform of the 1948 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Pennsylvania). People enter the building of 'State Rights Democrat' along with flag of United States to revolt against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket. Dixie Democrats (The States' Rights Democratic Party) hold their own convention. Banners of states of Alabama and Mississippi in convention hall. Fielding Lewis Wright, Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, stands among Democrats. Governor James Strom Thurmond of South Carolina along with U.S. President Harry S. Truman. U.S. Senator Thurmond delivers a speech during the convention and he gets the State's Rights nomination for President of the United States.
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