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Voting Rights Bill / Senate Debate #6115

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1969
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(Studio) Admin. Voting Rights Bill snags as House Sub. Committee ignores it, and approves 5-yr. extension of current act. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson, Clarence Mitchell, attacks Admin. and Senator Strom Thurmond in Senate Committee
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [MITCHELL - says Nixon wants to do things Thurmond's way.] [THURMOND - asks if it's punitive to pass law covering all states, or keep law punishing only few states?] [MITCHELL - says 1965 Act not punitive measure against South It's legally correct.] Thurmond and Senator Birch Bayh argue over Mitchell's right to speak
REPORTER: No reporter given

Smith, Howard K.

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