Nation: Pinched Purses

Most U.S. civil rights organizations are feeling a financial pinch—largely because donors let down after passage of the civil rights bill while operating budgets keep rising. The civil rights balance sheet, according to leaders of the five largest organizations: > The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (S.N.C.C.) is currently so low on cash that it has cut all salaries in half (even those of $10-a-week workers in Mississippi). Officials insist that the problem is an annual one, caused in part by the fact that potential contributors are still paying Christmas bills. A victim of...

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