CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon administration proposes outlawing literacy tests for voter registration and eliminating state residency requirements for voting in President election. Civil Rights advocates see Attorney General John Mitchell's amendment as way to cancel gains already made.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(DC) [Representative Emanuel CELLER - says amendment will prevent action and may have been offered to prevent renewal of Voting Rights Act of 1965.] [MITCHELL - says not taking pressure off South] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Clarence MITCHELL - says move to placate Senator Strom Thurmond and others who supported Nixon. They're trying to take effective weapon from us unless they extend act.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
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