THE CONGRESS: Historic Significance

'Historic Signifigance'

The House of Representatives passed last week and sent to President Eisenhower the Civil Rights Act of 1960, which guarantees Southern Negroes their rights to vote through a system of federal voting referees (TIME, April 18). The new law, said Attorney General William Rogers, is one "of historic significance," which "holds forth great promise for substantial and steady progress. Its impact, once the expected legal challenges have been disposed of, will be substantial, both in establishing the right to vote of those who have been discriminated against . . . and by deterring future discriminations by persons acting...

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