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Richard_Tyndall

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    Good afternoon @Richard_Tyndall.
    I note your question about the realignment of the South. The answer is, as ever when talking about the 60's, civil rights. In 1958 the former Confederate states were Democratic, but by 1972 they had gone Republican and - except for Carter and Clinton, both Southerners - stayed that way. During the 60's, under pressure from civil rights leaders and their own consciences, Kennedy and LBJ passed various legislations that made it easier for black people in the South to live and vote. The Dixiecrats chafed, rebelled, split from the Democrats, tried for a third-party win, lost, and eventually completed the transition and became Republicans. I've tried to find a popular drama that gives the legislative overview: "All the Way" with Bryan Cranston as LBJ is good, but it's not on YouTube: this is the best I could get If you want the social and human aspects, then probably something like "Selma" would work. Regards, @viewcode
    June 20