Strom responded by writing the first draft of the “Southern Manifesto,” pledging “massive resistance” to desegregation.
In the 1970s, conservatives who had lost the moral battle on civil rights demanded exemptions to desegregation.
Some on the far right may sincerely believe their liberties are being threatened, but they believed that about desegregation too.
There are Republicans who can talk about the civil rights movement and the battle for desegregation with passion and principle.
The second question of usage concerns the words integration and desegregation.
The local commander also arranged for the desegregation of some off-base social facilities in a effort to improve black morale.