Photo courtesy of the Historyapolis Project. Hubert Humphrey at the Democratic National Convention in 1948.
More than 50 years ago, Louisiana segregationists were feeling the yuletide spirit, angling to give the citizens of Minneapolis -- and most notably, former Mayor Hubert Humphrey -- a Christmas present.
Their gift: hundreds of unsuspecting black folks sent from the South via one-way bus tickets to new lives where northerners "will certainly welcome you and help you get settled."More »