Civil Rights: Your Future Depends on It

The ceremony was unique—and fitting for the historic occasion. Last week President Johnson signed into law a bill that will almost immediately add more than 1,000,000 American Negroes to the nation's voting rolls.

For the signing, the President drove to the Capitol, appeared in the Rotunda before an audience of 800 Congressmen, Cabinet officers, civil rights leaders and others. To his right was a statue of Abraham Lincoln, to his left a bust of the Emancipator. On national television and radio, the President recalled that the first Negro slaves in the U.S. were landed at Jamestown in 1619. "They came...

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