Civil Rights: Trigger of Hope

In the dusty courthojase squares and drowsy side streets of the Deep South, a continent away from the roiling slums of Los Angeles, other Negroes last week played out a quiet drama that rated few headlines. It will loom large in U.S. his tory, nonetheless. For in the Old Con federacy, under protection of the newly adopted Voting Rights Act, black Amer icans were finally claiming freedom's fundamental right. They were register ing to vote.

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