And in over fifty years, things ain't changed much since Phil Ochs wrote this:
Here's to the state of Mississippi,
For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines,
If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find.
whoa the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes,
the calender is lyin' when it reads the present time.
Whoa here's to the land you've torn out the heart of,
Mississippi find yourself another country to be part of!
Well, OK, the Democratic segregationists of Ochs' era have all migrated to the Republican Party and, without a twinge of shame, declare that the Democrats were and are the party of racism.