Civil Rights: The Gauntlet

Attorney General Bobby Kennedy last week ran the civil rights gauntlet, got flogged from both sides, and emerged scarred—but still in better shape than anyone might have expected when he started. The occasion was Bobby's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, where his unhappy mission was to urge members to water down a civil rights bill so that it might have a practical chance of passing the whole House.

The bill was an expanded version of the Administration's own civil rights package. The Administration measure had been taken in hand by Judiciary...

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