RACES: An Issue of 1956: Civil Rights

From 35 states of the Union, more than 2,000 delegates crowded into Washington last week for an Assembly on Civil Rights. Dominated by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the assembly sought enactment of civil rights legislation such as withholding of federal funds from segregated institutions, federal protection of the right to vote. Among those present were famous faces of the recent weeks of tension: Gus Courts of Belzoni, Miss., boycotted and shot after he refused to take his name off the voting registration lists; Autherine Lucy, late of...

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