National Affairs: THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL

What It Is & Where It Stands

Convening in January, the U.S. Congress appeared certain to pass the first major civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. As late as March the Eisenhower Administration's civil rights bill seemed headed . for surprisingly smooth congressional sailing. But as Congressmen return from their Easter vacations, the civil rights package is in the deepest sort of trouble. The trouble is compounded of real fears about the principles of the bill and of shrewd Southern maneuvering against it.

THE Administration's civil rights bill is the result of three years'...

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