John Birch Society

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The New Yorker
The Wanderershow in the spring of 1963 because the Columbia Broadcasting System would not p
The Wanderer
The New Yorker / Posted 5 days ago
show in the spring of 1963 because the Columbia Broadcasting System would not permit him to sing a tart appraisal of the John Birch Society, but on the whole he has experienced accelerating success. His first three Columbia albums—“Bob Dylan,”... Read more
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Newton Daily News
Nasty politicssixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johns
Nasty politics
Newton Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
sixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johnson supporters claimed Goldwater was a John Birch Society member and a schizophrenic. A magazine called “Fact” got a thousand psychiatrists to sign a statement that... Read more
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WestportNow
Landon Looking Back: ‘I’ve Been Lucky’me, and they hired me,” Landon recalled. He said the Ridgefield district faced
Landon Looking Back: ‘I’ve Been Lucky’
WestportNow / Posted 6 days ago
me, and they hired me,” Landon recalled. He said the Ridgefield district faced a lot of problems when he took over. “The John Birch Society was active in town, and they were banning books,” he said. Faced with declining enrollments, he closed... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Believe it or not, something good comes from nastysixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johns
Believe it or not, something good comes from nasty
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
sixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johnson supporters claimed Goldwater was a John Birch Society member and a schizophrenic. A magazine called “Fact” got a thousand psychiatrists to sign a statement that... Read more
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Salon.com
The red state gay porn habit: Why conservative states like Mississippi and North Carolina lead the nation in same-sex porn consumptionfound something surprising: A majority (54 percent) were married, and many were
The red state gay porn habit: Why conservative states like Mississippi and North Carolina lead the nation in same-sex porn consumption
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
found something surprising: A majority (54 percent) were married, and many were religious. Two men were even members of the John Birch Society, the extremist right-wing organization founded during the Red Scare of the 1950s. Humphrey writes that he... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Nasty Politicssixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johns
Nasty Politics
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
sixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johnson supporters claimed Goldwater was a John Birch Society member and a schizophrenic. A magazine called "Fact" got a thousand psychiatrists to sign a statement that... Read more
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The Manila Times
Nasty politicssixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johns
Nasty politics
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
sixty-eight years later, when Barry Goldwater ran against Lyndon Johnson, Johnson supporters claimed Goldwater was a John Birch Society member and a schizophrenic. A magazine called “Fact” got a thousand psychiatrists to sign a statement that... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Who made Ryan keeper of the true Republicanism?primary by defeating Rockefeller, Rocky arrived at the San Francisco convention
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Who made Ryan keeper of the true Republicanism?
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
primary by defeating Rockefeller, Rocky arrived at the San Francisco convention to demand that a plank equating the John Birch Society with the Communist Party and Ku Klux Klan be written into Goldwater’s platform. Hooted and rejected, Rocky... Read more
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Slate
Never Goldwater: How the Fight to Defeat the Arizona Senator Gave Birth to the Modern GOPforces knew it was a veiled attack on their candidate. The third-term senator h
Never Goldwater: How the Fight to Defeat the Arizona Senator Gave Birth to the Modern GOP
Slate / Posted 17 days ago
forces knew it was a veiled attack on their candidate. The third-term senator had the support of the virulent anticommunist John Birch Society, which he refused to distance himself from, even though its leader had accused Eisenhower of treason and... Read more
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Breitbart
Milo Don’t Know JackThomas Fleming kicking the race extremists out (or at least out of his magazine
Milo Don’t Know Jack
Breitbart / Posted 19 days ago
Thomas Fleming kicking the race extremists out (or at least out of his magazine), similar to what Bill Buckley did to the John Birch Society in the early 1960s with National Review. Wrote Fleming in 1997: Race is the American religion, which is... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Patrick Buchanan: Who promoted Private Ryan?primary by defeating Rockefeller, Rocky arrived at the San Francisco convention
Patrick Buchanan: Who promoted Private Ryan?
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
primary by defeating Rockefeller, Rocky arrived at the San Francisco convention to demand that a plank equating the John Birch Society with the Communist Party and Ku Klux Klan be written into Goldwater's platform. Hooted and rejected, Rocky... Read more
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Salon.com
Trump is crushing the conservative movement: Inside the implosion of a decrepid ideologyyears later), the idea that the modern conservative movement that was incubated
Trump is crushing the conservative movement: Inside the implosion of a decrepid ideology
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
years later), the idea that the modern conservative movement that was incubated in the pages of the National Review and John Birch Society pamphlets and hatched in the embers of the epic flame-out of the Goldwater campaign was in crisis has been... Read more
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Salon.com
History lesson for Paul Ryan: The Republicans have always been Donald Trump’s partyby purging anti-Semites (like those found writing for the American Mercury) and
History lesson for Paul Ryan: The Republicans have always been Donald Trump’s party
Salon.com / Posted 21 days ago
by purging anti-Semites (like those found writing for the American Mercury) and isolationists (like the members of the John Birch Society) from the acceptable ranks of the new “movement conservatism” emerging in the 1950s, this second-leg of... Read more
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Slate
How Bathrooms Became the New Battleground of the Religious Rightprovided a crucial organizing tool for the nascent religious right, as organiza
How Bathrooms Became the New Battleground of the Religious Right
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
provided a crucial organizing tool for the nascent religious right, as organizations like the Christian Crusade and the John Birch Society swooped in to help outraged parents fight any mention of sex at school. “Sexual politics helped launch the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Oft-forgotten Indiana now crucial testing ground in U.S. electioneditor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of U.S
Oft-forgotten Indiana now crucial testing ground in U.S. election
The Globe and Mail / Posted 27 days ago
editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of U.S. politics. The stridently right-wing John Birch Society was born there and the Ku Klux Klan flourished there. Its state university has one of the most... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Duke too racist for a tributehe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Duke too racist for a tribute
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke", Wayne grew into the star of movies including The Alamo, The Green Berets and True Grit,... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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29d
Salon.com
Stop calling them conservatives! The new GOP of Trump & Cruz is the party of nihilismfriendly place for the Trumps and Cruzes and Carsons of the world — the kind of
Stop calling them conservatives! The new GOP of Trump & Cruz is the party of nihilism
Salon.com / Posted 29 days ago
friendly place for the Trumps and Cruzes and Carsons of the world — the kind of characters who used to make up the John Birch Society. But no longer are these outlandish characters considered fringe. And for the sake of John Boehner’s... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Record Searchlight / Posted 29 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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The Signal
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Signal / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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Denver Post
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
Denver Post / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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The Mercury News
Racist statements lead California lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead California lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Mercury News / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC News
'John Wayne Day' Resolution Fails in California1979 at age 72, was also knocked for his support of anti-communist House Un-Ame
'John Wayne Day' Resolution Fails in California
NBC News / Posted 30 days ago
1979 at age 72, was also knocked for his support of anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and the far right John Birch Society. "Today is the day that political correctness prevailed over a profoundly American figure recognized... Read more
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express
John Wayne Day in US cancelled because the actor was RACISTanti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee witch hunt in Hollywood i
John Wayne Day in US cancelled because the actor was RACIST
express / Posted 30 days ago
anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee witch hunt in Hollywood in the 1960's, as well as the far right John Birch Society. Mr Harper slammed the defeat of his resolution tihs week as "the orthodoxy of political... Read more
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The Times Leader
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Times Leader / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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The Mercury News
Racist statements lead California lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead California lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
The Mercury News / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
California rejects plans to hold John Wayne Day over racism claimsof the state's Assembly also cited his support for the anti-communist House Un-
California rejects plans to hold John Wayne Day over racism claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
of the state's Assembly also cited his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and the John Birch Society as they opposed the John Wayne Day resolution. Known as Duke, a nickname he picked up as a boy in... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Racist Statements Lead Lawmakers to Reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist Statements Lead Lawmakers to Reject John Wayne Day
CBS Baltimore / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as “Duke,” a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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NBC Miami
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Miami / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Connecticut / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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NBC Philadelphia
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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NBC New York
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC New York / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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NBC Chicago
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Chicago / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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NBC Washington
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Washington / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC Bay Area / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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NBC San Diego
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concernshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
John Wayne Day Rejected Over Racism Concerns
NBC San Diego / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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Guardian Unlimited
California lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over racist statementshe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
California lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over racist statements
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as “Duke”, a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
104 related stories
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Naples Daily News
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
Naples Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Racist statements lead to no 'John Wayne Day'he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead to no 'John Wayne Day'
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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FOX 11 Tucson
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
FOX 11 Tucson / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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Bluffton Today
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
Bluffton Today / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Dayhe made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un
Racist statements lead lawmakers to reject John Wayne Day
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 30 days ago
he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society. Known as "Duke," a nickname he picked up as a boy in Glendale, California, Wayne grew into the star of... Read more
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