Coleman Livingston Blease

Coleman Livingston Blease

Coleman Livingston Blease was a South Carolina politician who served as a Democratic state legislator, 90th Governor of South Carolina, and U.S. Senator. Blease was notorious for playing on the prejudices of poor whites to gain their votes. He was pro-lynching and anti-black education. As Senator, he advocated penalties for interracial couples attempting to get married, as well as criticizing First Lady Lou Hoover for inviting a black guest to tea at the White...

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