Episode #2:The Black Vote in America

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This presidential election season has produced a battle for black voters unlike any in recent election history. Black voters have been reliably democratic for several generations, but the history of the black vote shows that this voting group has shifted before - and may be charting a new path yet again.

Podcaster's Note: There are a LOT of sources for this episode, here are some of the key ones:

Black Reconstruction in America, W.E.B. DuBois

The Second Founding, Eric Foner

Kennedy and King, Steven Livingston

https://www.britannica.com/event/Brownsville-Affair https://ehistory.osu.edu/exhibitions/1912/race/tafts

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