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10.24.2008 by André Natta · → 4 Comments

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A friendly reminder from your friends here at Birmingham’s hub as we approach the two-week warning for this year’s presidential election. We’ll go ahead and point you to a great website, Alabama Votes, courtesy of our Secretary of State’s office.

I’ve been in Colorado for the week but wanted to take a moment and share a few thoughts about your role in this upcoming election over on my Birmingham. I’d be interested in seeing what you think…

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John
John

(that should be "he is fit" and "he is unfit". sorry)

John
John

(that should be "he is fit" and "he is unfit". sorry)

John
John

87 years ago today, President Harding gave a landmark speech in downtown Birmingham during which he called for political equality for African-American citizens, saying "Let the black man vote when his is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when his is unfit to vote." The speech received mixed reactions and the New York Times quoted Mississippi senator Pat Harrison as saying that "if the President's theory is carried to its ultimate conclusion, ... then that means that the black man can strive to become President of the United States." The Republican Harding isn't remembered for much except for the Teapot Dome scandal and for dying in office. Perhaps his "theory", laid out for the first time in our own Linn Park, deserves at least a nod and a smile.

John
John

87 years ago today, President Harding gave a landmark speech in downtown Birmingham during which he called for political equality for African-American citizens, saying "Let the black man vote when his is fit to vote; prohibit the white man voting when his is unfit to vote." The speech received mixed reactions and the New York Times quoted Mississippi senator Pat Harrison as saying that "if the President's theory is carried to its ultimate conclusion, ... then that means that the black man can strive to become President of the United States." The Republican Harding isn't remembered for much except for the Teapot Dome scandal and for dying in office. Perhaps his "theory", laid out for the first time in our own Linn Park, deserves at least a nod and a smile.