Ed Roberts made his debut appearance in February, followed by Declan Macey's half-sister, Megan shortly after, her son Robbie first appeared in May, while Kerry Wyatt arrived in July.
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was a Republican: The Republican Party was founded in the year 1854 as the “anti-slavery party” – a party which gave us President Abraham Lincoln and subsequently the Emancipation Proclamation and the freeing of slaves.
In fact, the majority of Democrats fought dating back to the 1860s, up through the 1950s and 1960s. Kennedy actually voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was serving in the U. It was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois (the “land of Lincoln”) who drafted legislation on numerous civil rights acts – not the least of which was the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which banned discrimination in housing. Nixon who introduced “the Philadelphia Plan” – the blueprint for what is known as Affirmative Action today – although certainly many of today’s Republicans disagree with Nixon’s policy on the basis that the policy is outdated because equal opportunities in education and the workplace now exist, or that it violates Martin Luther King’s call for us not to judge an applicant based upon the color of their skin.
It was the Republican Party that amended the Constitution to free them from slavery (the 13th Amendment), give them citizenship (the 14th Amendment) and provide the right to vote (the 15th Amendment). Johnson who forced passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act after the assassination of President Kennedy. Eisenhower, who appointed Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, a move which resulted in the landmark Brown vs.
In fact, Republicans passed the Civil Rights laws of the 1860s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867, and they have stood for civil rights dating all the way back to 1854. Board of Education which led to the end of school segregation. There’s more: Republicans actually authored Legislation to create black colleges and universities – the institutions which are a source of historic pride for the African American community.
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Last but not least, it was President Ronald Reagan – another Republican – who in 1984 signed into law the holiday known as Martin Luther King, Jr. One might wonder why Republicans never get “credit” for any of this.