|James Storm Thurmond|
|Political party:||Democratic Party (1946–1964 before the Democrats became more socially Liberal)
Republican (1964–2003 when the Republicans were becoming more Racist)
|Born||December 5, 1902|
|Died||June 26, 2003 (aged 100)|
I want to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, there’s not enough troops in the army to force The southern people to break down segregation and accept the Negro [pronounced Nigra] into our theatres, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches." (Strom Thurmond)
James Strom Thurmond was a Racist or a Political opportunits who fought for the segregation that Jim Crow represented. Despite this he had a relationship with a Black maid and fathered a child with her. Strom Thurmond never publicly acknowledged his own daughter or had a good relationship with her because she was part Black.    
In reaction to President Johnson's and Democratic Party support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Senator Thurmond left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party.
Sen. Thurmond, joining in a Conservative filibuster of the Civil Rights act of 1957, spoke on the Senate floor for 24 hours and 18 minutes, a blowhard record that stands to this day.
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