Biographies

"Strom Thurmond's America"

Joseph Crespino

About the Program

Joseph Crespino, history professor at Emory University, recounts the life and political career of the late Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina (1902-2003).  The author recalls the many events that composed the former Senator's 47-year career, from his Presidential candidacy in 1948 to his 24-hour filibuster in opposition of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and his movement from the Democrat to Republican Party in 1964.   Joseph Crespino speaks at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi.

About the Authors

Joseph Crespino

Joseph Crespino is the author of In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution.  He is a history professor at Emory University.


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"Strom Thurmond's America"

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Past Airings

  • Monday, December 24th at 9am (ET)
  • Monday, November 5th at 5:30am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 14th at 10:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 13th at 8pm (ET)
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