A Pictorial Devolution of a Grand Old Party

1957: President Eisenhower sends in the 101st Airborne to Little Rock after Gov. Orval Faubus defied an order to integrate the school.

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1964: Electoral map after Civil Rights Act.

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1980: Governor Reagan launches his Presidential campaign on a “states rights” theme at the Neshoba (Mississippi) County Fair, near where civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman were murdered in 1964.

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2007: Four leading GOP presidential hopefuls refuse to appear at a debate on minority issues at Morgan State.

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