Democrats (note crack pipe):
Republicans (note non-crack pipe):
The history of civil rights uncovered by renowned historian Dr. Eric Foner and presented in his book A Short History of Reconstruction, shows that it was the Democrats who seceded from the Union, sparking the Civil War, because they wanted to keep blacks in slavery. Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every piece of civil rights legislation, beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860’s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Democrats passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize Republicans, black and white.
It was the Republicans who fought to free blacks from slavery and amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom (13th Amendment), citizenship (14th Amendment) and the right to vote (15th Amendment). Republicans passed the civil rights laws of the 1860’s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that was designed to establish a new government system in the Democrat-controlled South, one that was fair to blacks. Democrats fought against anti-lynching laws, and when the Democrats regained control of Congress in 1892, they passed the Repeal Act of 1894 that repealed portions of laws designed to help African Americans.