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Voting Rights Act / Mitchell / Protest #204464

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1969
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(Studio) Attorney General John Mitchell goes before House Judiciary committee to defend Voting Rights Bill. Runs into attack by William McCulloch. Admin. bill presented as measure to broaden voting rights in nation; could soften Voting Rights Act of 1965 in South McCulloch says bill doesn't give hope to black American Civil rights activists protest bill in Mitchell's office.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Refused to leave, even after aide told them Mitchell would meet with them later. Finally agreed to move to auditorium. Told Mitchell they wanted stricter enforcement of South school desegregation. [MITCHELL - says Justice Department won't countenance intimidation.] Group spokesperson M. Hayes Mizell calls remarks same old stuff.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reasoner, Harry;
Schieffer, Bob

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