Mitch McConnell Wife Sherrill Redmon. When I lived in Mitch McConnell’s home state of Kentucky in 1953, the school that I went to on the base at Fort Campbell was integrated. He went to segregated schools. Your email address will not be published. As late as the early 1990s, I used to visit a small town in Mississippi where the black residents were made to live in “the quarters” in homes that amounted to little more than wooden shacks along dirt roads. Say a county was 30 or 40 percent black, fairly frequent in rural areas of states like Mississippi and Alabama. All Rights Reserved. Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. was born on the 20th February 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama USA, of Irish and Scottish descent. Bryan Chatfield Sanders, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s husband | Age, Net worth, Wedding, Job and Children. We’re proud of it. After blacks got the vote, you would expect that they would be able to elect 30 to 40 percent of the county supervisors. But in county after county, they pushed through at-large systems, so everyone voted for a slate of five or seven supervisors or selectmen. We elected an African American president," McConnell said as the House Judiciary Committee made history with its hearings on reparations. Mitch McConnell Ex wife, Sherrill Redmon everything you need to know. org/viaf/529673. We lived in an all-white suburb of split-levels and ranch houses built in the 50s and 60s. But only a few miles away was an all-black community that had been settled after the end of slavery in the 1800’s. Nobody who is alive today was alive during slavery, which President Abraham Lincoln famously ended with the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, in the middle of the Civil War. McConnell was born in 1942, but let’s just take the time since I was born in 1947. “I don't think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea," replied the jowly McConnell, speaking to reporters in a hallway outside his office in the Capitol, flanked by two white Republican fellow-senators. As Senate Majority Leader, McConnell denied the “African American president” we voted into office his choice for the Supreme Court. A forthcoming book by the conservative journalist Peter Schweizer argues that McConnell and Chao may have softened their stance on China because that's where Chao's family does business — and where most of the couple's wealth comes from. My school had a few black students because they were the sons and daughters of black men who served in the military. He was re-elected to the Senate using a television ad showing a pair of white hands tearing up a letter of rejection for a job with a voice-over saying, "You needed that job, and you were the best qualified.