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When did African Americans join the Republican Party? Actually before and after reconstruction. During the civil rights era of the 1960’s it’s recorded that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr fought against democrats who stood in the schoolhouse doors, turned fire/water hoses on blacks and let loose vicious dogs. http://images.nbra.info/docs/library/NationalBlackRepublicanAssociation2009/Democrats%20Smeared%20MLK%20in%20the%201960’s.pdf

Some notable republicans:

Condoleeza Rice-First Africian American Women Secretary of State

Colin Powell-4-Star General and 1st African American Secretary of State

Booker T. Washingtoneducator and activist

Ida Wells-Civil Rights Advocate and Co-Founder of the NAACP

Harriet Tubman-Abolitionist and Speaker

Frederick Douglas-Abolitionist, Author and Statesman

Here is more American History www.nbra.info/index.cfm

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