CIVIL RIGHTS: Commission Report

Established by Congress in 1957, a six-man Civil Rights Commission*has been in and out of the headlines since it conducted hard-hitting investigations in both North and South of violations of U.S. constitutional rights. This week, as Congress debated extending its life, the commission submitted a report that made it as hot an issue as civil rights itself. Chief finding: the nation is still a long way from doing right by its minorities.

On the right to vote, still denied to many Negroes ("a betrayal of the ideal set forth in the Declaration of Independence"), the commission recommended strong new federal action....

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