The elasticity of anti-civil rights discourse: Albert Gore, Sr., Richard Russell, and constituent relations in the 1950s and 1960s

@article{Franklin2014TheEO,
  title={The elasticity of anti-civil rights discourse: Albert Gore, Sr., Richard Russell, and constituent relations in the 1950s and 1960s},
  author={Sekou M. Franklin},
  journal={Social Identities},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={103 - 90}
}
This study contends that moderate segregationists, in contrast to racial extremists and southern demagogues, adjusted their modes of attack against the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s as part of a last stand to protect the South's racial caste system. They did this by offering less objectionable reasons for opposing civil rights measures that were attractive to centrists and moderates, many of whom opposed the racial extremism of southern demagogues. Moderate segregationists argued… Expand

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