The Capital: Semi-Self-Government

For 96 years, residents of the nation's capital have endured taxation without representation, living in a city managed like a colony of the Federal Government. Though in 1961 Washingtonians were granted the right to vote in presidential elections, Southerners dominating the House District Committee have persistently bottled up bills to give the city a government of its own. The reason: Washington, which has always had a sizable Negro population, is now one of two major U.S.

cities where the majority of residents (63%) are Negro. * Washingtonians may not be able to...

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