THE CONGRESS: Overwhelming Moderation

On the ground floor of the Capitol in Room F-41, nine representatives of "100% civil rights or bust" organizations met secretly one morning last week. Among those present: Vice Chairman Joseph Rauh Jr. of Americans for Democratic Action; Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; spokesmen for United Auto Workers President Walter Reuther and International Electrical Workers President James Carey. The Hobsonian choice before these good liberals: whether to support a civil rights bill that had been so weakened by the Senate's Democratic leadership that the South was putting up only...

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