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Racial Divide at 1948 Democratic Convention

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Racial Divide at 1948 Democratic Convention

Many white Southerners walked out of the 1948 Democratic Convention here, opposed to four measures: 1) desegregation of armed services, 2) abolition of state poll taxes, 3) a committee to ensure equal employment opportunity, and 4) a federal anti-lynching law. See the Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/24/16, at p. C2, or http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20160724_The_year_three_political_conventions_came_to_Philly.html.

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Location: Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (today) , 3400 Civic Center Blvd. , Former Site of Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Armed Services, Military, Civics Lessons, Controversies, History, No Longer There
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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