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After Freedom SummerHow Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986$
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Chris Danielson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037387

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037387.001.0001

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The Class of 1979 and the Second Generation of Black Political Power

The Class of 1979 and the Second Generation of Black Political Power

(p.124) 6 The Class of 1979 and the Second Generation of Black Political Power
After Freedom Summer

Chris Danielson

University Press of Florida

This chapter analyzes the second generation of black political power, largely composed of younger black male state legislators benefiting from the advances of the civil rights movement. Black women, on the other hand, remained underrepresented in Mississippi politics, a feature they shared in common with white women. While black candidates continued to make important gains in new areas such as sheriffs' offices, the fragility of fusion continued as the Democratic Party lost increasing numbers of white voters to the GOP. The GOP, meanwhile, abandoned its experiment in biracialism and rested its eventual hegemony on the votes of racially conservative whites.

Keywords:   fender, black legislators, Great White Switch

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