In an effort to capitalize on Black History Month, debunked Christian historian David Barton is trying to sell a DVD which blames slavery solely on Democrats.
The DVD, entitled 'Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White,' attacks Democrats repeatedly for everything from slavery to Jim Crow, while painting Republicans as social progressives, reports RightWingWatch.org.
While it is true that Democrats in the South supported slavery, so did many Republicans. The abolitionists of the North included members of both parties.
For reasons unknown, Barton ignores the 20th century civil rights movement, which was supported by most Democrats and opposed by most Republicans.
Barton does not mention that President Lyndon Johnson (a Democrat) signed landmark civil rights and voting rights legislation in the 1960s, which Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater opposed.