Minority Plank

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Hubert Humphrey - The 1948 Democratic National Convention
... These liberals proposed adding a "minority plank" to the party platform that would commit the Democratic Party to a more aggressive opposition to racial segregation ... The minority plank called for federal legislation against lynching, an end to legalized school segregation in the South, and ending job discrimination based on skin color ... Also strongly backing the liberal civil rights plank were Democratic urban bosses like Ed Flynn of the Bronx, who promised the votes of northeastern delegates to Humphrey's platform, Jacob Arvey of Chicago ...

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