Civil Rights: Following the Action

Though he is normally quiet and self-effacing, Civil Rights Crusader John M. Doar likes to be where the action is. During seven years in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, the past two of them as its chief, the lanky, intense attorney has had action aplenty. He has faced down mobs of angry, riotous Negroes as calmly as he has forced rough-knuckled Southern sheriffs to obey the nation's laws against discrimination. Almost singlehanded, Doar pried open the South's voting booths for the Negro by personally prosecuting more than 30 voting-rights cases in...

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