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Theodore Gilmore Bilbo

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1956 Mississippi Governor, James P. Coleman Responds to Questions about Civil Rights

 

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Mississippi Moment: Bilbo statue

 

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Republican controlled congress opens in Washington (1947)

 

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How to pronounce Theodore Bilbo (American English/US) - PronounceNames.com

 

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Bilbo Is Dead

Theodore Gilmore Bilbo was an American politician who twice served as governor of Mississippi and later was elected a U.S. Senator (1935–47). A filibusterer whose name was a synonym for white supremacy, like many Democrats of his era, Bilbo believed that black people were inferior; he defended segregation, and was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
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  • Education and family background 

  • State Senate 

  • Governorship 

  • Campaign for US Congress 

  • Russell's paternity suit 

  • Second governorship 

  • Firing the professors 

  • U.S. Senate 

  • Death 

  • In popular culture