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Taking the Stand: Theodore Bilbo's 1946 Senate Hearing and the Complexities of Mississippi's Post-War Civil Rights Struggle
In the spring of 1946 Theodore Bilbo, campaigning for his second term as United States Senator, called on every “Red-blooded Anglo–Saxon male” in Mississippi to use whatever means necessary to keep African Americans from ...
“The Skeleton in America’s Own Cupboard”: Mississippi’s Theodore G. Bilbo and the Shaping of Racial Politics, 1946-1948
In the summer of 1946, Theodore Bilbo, a politician from rural southeast Mississippi, ran for election as a United States Senator. Fearing that a large number of newly-enfranchised blacks in his state would work to have ...