TITLE

Elections and Civil Rights

PUB. DATE
May 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;5/14/56, Vol. 134 Issue 20, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the process of enactment of civil rights legislation, by the U.S. Congress. Whether a filibuster threat can be averted and legislation approved depends primarily on whether Presidential leadership is used effectively to keep Republicans in both houses united behind their own party's civil-rights proposals, the most important of which would give African Americans, additional protection against interference with their right to vote, and protection against attempts to intimidate them by violence. As for the Republicans, although they have, on the whole, kept their passion for civil rights well under control during the past 20 years, they are showing signs of responding to this most seductive political attraction: the possibility of Afro-American voters suing the Democratic Party for divorce on grounds of desertion.
ACCESSION #
14433538

 

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