Daily Archive: July 15, 2016

Strom Thurmond - Dixiecrats

AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

Boris Yeltsin

July 15, 1996 – The Trouble With Boris

July 15, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 15, 1996 had to do with bad manners, mixed signals and no-shows. Russia’s Boris Yeltsin abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with vice-President Al Gore, with Kremlin officials stammering and making awkward excuses....