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Voting Rights Act / Senate #483889

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 1975
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(Studio) Senator votes to limit debate on bill to extend Voting Rights Act for 10 years
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Senator Mike Mansfield predicts difficulty with extension. Senator Jacob Javits says bill responsible for registering 1 million black voters and electing 1000 blacks to office. Senator John Stennis says act's only purpose now is political Sen William Lloyd Scott says act should be called extension of discrimination against South Senator James B. Allen leads South and conservative fight against act. [ALLEN says don't need federal intervention in this area. Admits law has raised both white and black registration. Resents South singled out for punitive action.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin; ARTIST: Betty Wells

Chancellor, John;
Mackin, Catherine

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