Presenter Information

Abigail Huth

Document Type

Poster Session

Location

Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Event Website

http://jepson.richmond.edu/research/symposium/index.html

Start Date

15-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

15-4-2016 1:30 PM

Description

The Republican Party was founded to oppose the expansion of slavery. For decades, African Americans supported the party of Lincoln, while the Democratic Party rallied against “Black Republicans”. Now Black voters overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party. How did this transition happen? What began this shift? We have explored several milestones that we believe have led to this significant realignment. The evolving politics and policies of both Republicans and Democrats come into play when analyzing this transition. Events involving Theodor Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, and Lyndon B. Johnson present as significant turning points in the realignment of the Black vote.

Comments

Faculty Mentor: Dr. George R. Goethals, Professor, E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies

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Apr 15th, 10:30 AM Apr 15th, 1:30 PM

Realignment: a Century of Political Evolution

Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

The Republican Party was founded to oppose the expansion of slavery. For decades, African Americans supported the party of Lincoln, while the Democratic Party rallied against “Black Republicans”. Now Black voters overwhelmingly support the Democratic Party. How did this transition happen? What began this shift? We have explored several milestones that we believe have led to this significant realignment. The evolving politics and policies of both Republicans and Democrats come into play when analyzing this transition. Events involving Theodor Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, and Lyndon B. Johnson present as significant turning points in the realignment of the Black vote.

http://scholarship.richmond.edu/jepsonresearchsymposium/2016/program/3