I have done some research about the Democratic Party and what I’m going to say is the truth. If you don’t believe it check it out. It only takes a few minutes to check on this. The Democratic Party has done a great job of turning the truth into a lie. They have convinced the black community that they have always supported them but here is the truth.
On Sept. 22, 1862 President Lincoln ( Republican ) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This freed the slaves in ALL the states during the civil war. In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed by 100% of the Republicans ( 88 of 88 in the House, 30 of 30 in the Senate ) voting for it. Only 23% of the Democrats ( 16 of 66 in the House, 3 of 8 in the Senate ) voted for it.
Following the Civil War, 23 blacks – 13 of them ex-slaves – were elected to Congress, all as Republicans. The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois. The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.
On July 4, 1867, in Houston, Texas, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed the Republican party. No, not the Black Texas republican Party, they founded the Texas Republican Party. Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.
Fugitive Slave Laws
In 1850, Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law. If merely accused of being a slave, even if the person enjoyed freedom all of his or her life ( as approximately 11% of blacks did just before the Civil War ), the person lost the right to representation by an attorney, the right to trial by jury, and the right to habeas corpus.
Civil Rights Laws
In 1868, the 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single Republican ( 128 of 134 – with 6 not voting – in the House, and 30 of 32 – with 2 not voting – in the Senate ) voted for the 14th Amendment. Not a single Democrat ( 0 of 36 in the House, 0 of 6 in the Senate ) voted for it.
When Southern states balked at implementing the 14th Amendment, Congress came back and passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.
The Ku Klux Klan
In 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. As PBS’ “American Experience” notes, “In outright defiance of the Republican-led federal government, Southern Democrats formed organizations that violently intimidated blacks and Republicans who tried to win political power. The most prominent of these, the Ku Klux Klan, was formed in Pulaski, Tenn., in 1865.” Blacks, who were all Republicans at that time, became the primary targets of violence.
Jim Crow Laws
Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on, in their individual states.
Civil Rights in the 60’s
Only 64% of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Right Act ( 153 for, 91 against in the House; and 46 for, 21 against in the Senate ). But 80% of the Republicans ( 136 for, 35 against in the House; and 27 for, 6 against in the Senate ) voted for the 1964 Act.
source-You can check everything I have put here at: http://www.sonofthesouth.net/democratic-party-platform.