I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches.

— Strom Thurmond

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It is a matter of common knowledge that the government of South Carolina is under domination of a small ring of cunning, conniving men.


We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race.


Martin Luther King demeans his race and retards the advancement of his people.


The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation.

They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda.


Mr. President, passage of this bill will visit the heel of oppression on all the people, vitiate their constitutional shield against tyranny, and materially hasten the destruction of the best design for self-government yet devised by the minds of men. Its passage will mark one of the darkest days in history


Segregation in the South is honest, open and aboveboard.

Of the two systems, or styles of segregation, the Northern and the Southern, there is no doubt whatever in my mind which is the better.


If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different.

I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society.


She walks well, she looks good. Let's see how she kisses.


I love all of you men, but you women even more!


All the bayonets of the Army cannot force the Negro into our homes, into our schools, our churches and our places of recreation and amusement.


This bill, by vesting the power to withhold or terminate Federal funds, creates a concentration of power of economic coercion unequaled in the history of governments-a power concentration which defies the experience of mankind with the temptation of power to corrupt.


I fully recognize and appreciate the many substantial contributions of black Americans and other minorities to the creation and preservation and development of our great nation.


About Strom Thurmond

Quotes 17 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

An American should be able choose to work in a place where he is with his kind of people and not find that at the counters, desk or benches they will be forced to work, side by side, with all types of people of all races; that in the lunchrooms, rest rooms, recreation rooms, they will be compelled by law to mingle with persons and races which all their lives they have by free choice, avoided in social and business intercourse.


I have done more for black people than any other person in the nation, North or South.


I don't think it's a question of age as much as it's a question of what kind of shape you're in.


I am not prejudiced against the Negro.

When I was governor, I did more to help the Negroes in our State than any previous Governor, and I think you can find Negro leaders in the State who will attest to this fact.