Why Do Blacks Vote Democrat?

History purged from textbooks.

The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery (Daily Signal)

Hillary Clinton’s praise for Eugenics (The Federalist)

Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood (Essay at Global Catholic Network)

The 1957 Civil Rights Bill (New York Times)


Democratic Party (Britannica.com)

Republican Party (Britannica.com)

Robert Kennedy’s wiretapping of Martin Luther King Jr. (The Atlantic)



On June 19, exactly one year after President Kennedy’s proposal, the compromise bill passed the Senate by a vote of 73 to 27. House approval followed, and on July 2 President Johnson signed the bill into law.





Liberalism vs. Blacks by Thomas Sowell (Townhall.com)

National Center for Health Statistics on Natality, Marriage and Divorce (cdc.gov)

Census Data: Historical Families Tables (Census.gov)



When did African American voters switch to Democrats? (Quora.com)

How Blacks voted in 2008 (Cornell University)

Percentage of Blacks voting Democrat for President
2012 93%
2008 95%
2004 88%
1996 84%
1992 83%
1988 89%
1984 91%
1980 83%
1976 83%
1964 94%
1960 68%
1956 61%
1952 79%
1932 71%
Sources: Quora.com | Conservapedia.com



1876-2000s: Democrats controlled the South after Republican-led post-Civil War reconstruction.

It was impossible for a 1960s-70s big switch to happen.

When did southern state legislatures again become Republican?
Alabama: 2010 | Arkansas: 2012 | Florida: 1996 | Georgia: 2004 | Louisiana: 2011 | North Carolina: 2010 | Oklahoma: 2008 | Texas: 2002 | Virginia: 1995 | West Virginia: 2014

State legislature sources:
Republicans claim majority in Alabama House and Senate for 1st time in 136 years
GOP makes historic gains in state Legislature in 2014
After 120 years, Republicans control both chambers of the Florida Legislature.

Of the 21 Democratic senators who opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, only one would ever change parties.

Image source: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party


1866: Democrat President Andrew Johnson, the Northern Democrats, and the Southern whites spurned the Republican plan of Reconstruction

1868: Fourteenth Amendment passed (Britannica)

1875 Civil Rights Act: Republican Charles Sumner introduces bill. Republican President Grant signs. (ABA Journal)

2013: Ted Cruz helps stop illegal immigration amnesty which would have resulted in black job loss (Redstate.com)


From “Throwing the Switch: Eisenhower, Stevenson and the African-American Vote in the 1956 Election” (Gettsburg.edu)

1921: Republican President Warren G. Harding advocated anti-lynching law, which failed in Congress, Page 5

1948: The Truman administration’s policies solidified black support for the Democrats. Truman sent a package of civil rights measures to Congress, including a compulsory FEPC, an anti-poll tax, and anti-lynching legislation, a commission to investigate racial issues; and a bill to end discrimination in interstate transportation, which a Republican controlled Congress did not pass. Later in 1948, he issued an executive order desegregating the military. Truman’s emphatic stance for the first time made the Democratic Party the party of black civil rights. Republican allusions to their historic alliance with blacks lacked the persuasiveness of the tangible benefits that the Democrats had brought.

1956: The African-American vote was not a settled question; it was up for grabs, Page 3

1960: MLK arrested after a sit-in. Nixon didn’t think it proper for the federal government to intervene in state’s affairs. Bobby Kennedy, a lawyer at the time, called the judge, exerting political power to get him released. Two million pamphlets titled, “‘No Comment’ Nixon Versus a Candidate With a Heart, Senator Kennedy,” were distributed in black churches. Never mind that in 1956 Nixon revealed he was an honorary member of the NAACP. Or that Nixon pushed for passage of the ’57 civil rights bill in the Senate. Or that Time magazine wrote that Nixon’s support for civil rights incurred the wrath of one of his segregationist opponents, Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., who sarcastically called Nixon the NAACP’s “most distinguished member.”


1865–72: Democrat President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau establishing black schools and colleges (like Howard University) but Republican Congress overrode veto. (Britannica)


New Estimate Raises Civil War Death Toll (New York Times)

American history from the perspective of the Black voter. (James Taylor’s Youtube channel)

3/5 clause in Constitution: Dealt with representation, not the worth of the individual, to prevent the South from sending more representatives to Congress, thus preventing any future repeal of slavery. Analysis at Heritage Foundation (PDF)

Black leader Robert Moton information (Encyclopediavirginia.org)

Examining Black Loyalty to Democrats (Alfonzo Rachel’s Youtube channel)

Eisenhower on Civil Rights (Miller Center.org)

1954: Segregation overturned (Authentic History.com)


1966: Republican Winthrop Rockefeller defeated a segregationist Democratic former Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, James D. Johnson of Conway (Liquisearch.com)

Republican Winthrop Rockefeller elected governor of Arkansas (Newspaper clipping)

Rockefeller’s inaugural address (Youtube)

Rockefeller won 71% of the Black vote (The Transformation of Southern Politics, Page 101 at Google books)

Arkansas school battle in Little Rock, Arkansas (University of Texas)

South history of people switching parties to stay in power (TalkBusiness.net)

Did Lincoln really free the slaves? (The Root)

Democrats ignored Civil War results (Classroom.synonym.com)

Timeline of U.S. race history (Investment Watch)

Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment status by race and sex

Supreme Court history.org

Thurber Timothy, Republicans and Race: The GOP’s Frayed Relationship with African Americans, page 76 (Lawrence, KA: The University Press of Kansas, 2013, from JSTOR digital library)

Farewell to the Party of Lincoln: Black Politics in the Age of FDR by Nancy J. Weiss (Review by David Levering Lewis available from JSTOR digital library)