TITLE

A Funny Time Was Had by All

AUTHOR(S)
Agronsky, Martin
PUB. DATE
July 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;7/30/56, Vol. 135 Issue 5, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Congressional debate over civil rights. The U.S. House of Representatives was seized by a strange and complex mood in its debate on the Administration's civil rights bill, compounded of good humor and bad, of cynicism and idealism. Cynicism is not an ingredient that elevates any debate to a very high level. Its most prominent and most naked display in the civil rights debate revolved around a surprise move by one of the bill's original backers, New York's Republican Representative William Miller. This extraordinary turnabout by one of the bill's original Northern supporters brought the Southern opponents of the legislation literally cheering to their feet. The Southern bloc scented a possibility of a sudden change in the House mood in this unlooked for championship of their cause.
ACCESSION #
14409117

 

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