NAACP members in 1932 (Library of Congress/AP)

History turned right side up

Race Issues | The friend of minorities and immigrants is not govern­ment but "Work! Work!! Work!!! Work!!!!"
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 1/29/10, 06:42 am

Oscar Stanton De Priest (1871-1951) was the first African-American elected to Congress in the 20th century. Like Barack Obama, he rose through Chicago machine politics. Unlike Obama, De Priest was a Republican firmly opposed to big government. He lost his seat in 1934 when African-Americans voted their empty pocketbooks and began a massive switch from the Republican Party that had claimed their allegiance for 70 years to the Democrats who have claimed their allegiance for the past 75.

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For John Perkins, it's black and white

Race Issues | On his 50th wedding anniversary, supporters of a civil-rights giant are honoring the life of a man committed to racial reconciliation.
by Candi Cushman
Posted 6/15/02, 12:00 am

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