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VOTERS KNOW DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BEST

November  12, 1960

VOTERS KNOW DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BEST


Durham, North Carolina* (JFK+50)  The Carolina Times today reports John S. Stuart, a long time member of the Durham Commission on Negro Affairs, said:

“Negroes know that as a minority group the Democratic party has supported & passed bills for the benefit of the masses.”


The statement follows the victory by the KENNEDY-JOHNSON ticket in last Tuesday’s presidential election & also the overwhelming support of both national & local Democratic candidates by African-American voters.**


The Times report also said Negro support for Democrats in Durham County came despite the visit of baseball great Jackie Robinson who is now an executive of the Republican Party.



*Durham, N.C. is the 5th largest city in North Carolina & the home of Duke University.  It was originally called Durham Station & grew because of the tobacco industry.


The 1st sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement occurred in Durham on June 23, 1957.  Martin Luther King, Jr. coined the phrase ‘Fill up the jails!’ here.


**72% of Black voters in Durham County favored JFK & local Democratic candidates.

 

Durham, NC, Duke Tobacco Factory, 1883


              

 

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