May 1, 2019
Former U.S. Sen. James Eastland, sometimes called “The Godfather of Mississippi Politics,” was a Dixiecrat known for his staunch support of segregation. He was also an early supporter of young Joe Biden. Photo courtesy Charles Tasnadi via AP
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Vice President Joe Biden talked about his mentor James O. Eastland at a rally for Democrat Doug Jones in Birmingham, Ala., in 2017.