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Voting Rights Plan / Mitchell / Celler #6082

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 1969
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(Studio) Representative William McCulloch attacks voting rights proposal. Tells Attorney General John Mitchell that the plan is retreat in struggle againstdiscrimina- tion. South civil rights leaders stage sit-in at Mitchell's office.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) People move to Justice Department auditorium to meet with Mitchell. [MITCHELL - says watch what we do, not what we say. We'll make more progress than ever before.] Nonviolent cause in trouble without fed. help.
REPORTER: Bill Downs

(Studio) Representative Emanuel Celler says he can defeat Mitchell's proposal and extend life of present voting rights act.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Downs, Bill;
Smith, Howard K.

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