And when you tell hardcore leftist Democrats this, it drives them NUTS!!!
But it's the truth.
In the south in the 1940's, '50's and '60's, it was white DEMOCRATS who did not want to integrate schools or abolish the "separate but equal" policies that kept blacks "in their place."
You can read more here, in the newsletter of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA):
There is some great history at that link, if you're brave enough to learn the facts, not some "reimagined history" that is so often disseminated these days!