Civil Rights: At the Breaking Point


The struggle that has been building between moderate and radical elements in the U.S. civil rights movement last week broke bitterly into the open. Standing at a crossroads where one signpost beckons with the ringing and controversial slogan "Black power!" (TIME, July 1), the movement dramatically aired its deep division in national meetings of its two biggest organizations. In Los Angeles, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the largest, the oldest and the strongest civil rights group, met to renew its dedication to moderation and responsibility. In Baltimore...

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