The truth is, the GOP has an extensive and rich history of fighting for Civil Rights that is not only commonly overlooked but routinely associated with a complete exoneration of the Democratic Party’s ugly record of systemic racism. The party of Lincoln solidified its mere existence trying to abolish slavery. Frederick Douglass, a Republican, bravely fought against the Fugitive Slave Act, passed by Democrats. To dismiss these key examples as “ancient history” would be a disservice to the all of the brave men and women who fought for equality during that difficult time. Republicans have a lot to be proud of as far as the Civil Rights Movement is concerned and one of the most significant points of pride can be summed up in three words:
Dwight David Eisenhower.
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