The payback was swift and the re-alignment was total: a Solid South, but this time, Republican.
Now, the Memphis congressman is one of only a handful of white Southerners in his caucus and the once Solid South is deep red.
This necessitated a “Solid South” of white voters on the other side.
It was no new thing for him to be pitted alone against a "Solid South."
It is powerless to dissolve the Solid South and to restore to that section bi-party in place of one-party governments.
Brothers and sisters of the north, you should learn why there is a Solid South.
His election will give us, not a "Solid South" or a solid North, but a solid Union!
We hear now of a "Solid South," colored on the one side and white on the other.
With a Solid South and a divided North, he could have compelled a favorable compromise, or prevented any legislation at all.
That he would have the support of the Solid South there was no doubt.