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Populist Party


Populist Party

Populist Demise
After the defeat of 1896, white Populists slowly drifted back to the Democratic Party. But few forgot their political heritage. In 1906 Tom Watson came out of retirement to support the gubernatorial campaign of Hoke Smith, a Progressive from Atlanta.

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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - November 29, 2013, 11:54 pm
such as Watson's congressional district, the third party even employed the Ku Klux Klan to intimidate blacks who wanted to vote Democratic. Although some African Americans remained loyal to Populism, most quickly grew disillusioned and returned to the Republican Party.
The web of politics.
Comment by lilluv - November 30, 2013, 5:53 pm
Seem as through back then there wasn't really a choice for Blacks because it was the less of two Evils or between rock and a hard place.;)

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