The Civil Rights Bill of 1967

March 1967
America;3/4/1967, Vol. 116 Issue 9, p303
The article focuses on the open housing proposal of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson for the Civil Rights Bill of 1967. It says that Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen did not vote in favor of the 1966 version of the bill because of the open housing feature, claiming that it is unconstitutional. It is noted that the president has made some concessions, including a voluntary approach to compliance to open housing before going to compulsion.


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