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CRANKY YANKEE OBIT: Governor Jimmie Davis (1899-2000) (21) RE: Jimmie Davis 07 May 03

Hey, Catspaw, If you're insinuating that Jimmie Davis was a bigot,. you're as wrong as you could possibly be.
Here are some facts. :
He hired Black muswicians,
Having served two terms as Louisianna's Governor, then retired, when the civil rights movement got underway in the 1960's and Alabama, Missisippi and Georgia were in turmoil, He came out of retirement, BECAUSE HE KNEW BLACK PEOPLE BETTER THAN ANY OTHER LOUISIANNA POLITICIAN DID, AND, HE CONSIDERED MOST BLACK PEOPLE WERE RESPECTABLER AND WORTHY OF RESPECT, NO MORE OR NO LESS THAN RESPECTABLE WHITE PEOPLE, and with his experience and the fact that most people were willing to listen to him before taking a stand, he decided to run for Governor again and lead Louisianna through the transition with diugnity and a willingness to change. IT HAPPENED EXACTLY LIKE THAT. THERE WAS NO TURMOIL IN LOUISIANA LIKE THERE WAS IN NEIGHBORING STATES LIKE, ARKANSAS, AND MISSISSIPPI.

He served two more terms, retired from political life and went back to singing.

So there.


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