Black voters surged, and Trump’s less educated version of the Republican coalition has eroded the G.O.P.’s traditional turnout edge.
Turned off by Roy S. Moore, Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump, African-Americans turned out at levels that ensured victory for the Democratic Senate candidate.
The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama’s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.
At Mr. Moore’s final rally, his wife grabbed the spotlight with a defense of her husband that included a statement that the couple has black and Jewish friends.
In Jackson, Miss., the president hailed heroes of the civil rights movement even as activists and politicians said his presence insulted the effort to confront the state’s history.
As the first black varsity basketball player in Southeastern Conference history, he distinguished himself on the court while battling racism.