OTD Strom Thurmond delivered the longest speech in Senate history
Illustration of a 19th Century Filibuster, from the Senate Historical Office.
Senators J. Strom Thurmond with Richard B. Russell, Jr. (GA-D), circa 1964, from the Senate Historical Office.
On August 28-29, 1957, Senator J. Strom Thurmon (R-SC), broke the record for the longest speech delivered in Senate history. Senator Thurmond spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes filibustering against the 1957 Civil Rights Act.