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Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government Civil Rights and Legal Wrongs

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.30 Author/Creator: Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1963 Pagination: 1 pamphlet ; 20 p. ; 21.5 x 13.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet printed in 1963 by the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government arguing against the passage of President John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Act (S. 1731). The document outlines negative aspects of sections in the bill; voting rights, public accommodations, desegregation of public education, Community Relations Service, overseeing the Commission on Civil Rights, denial of financial assistance based on proof of race discrimination, authoriziation given to the President to organize a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity.

Background Information: Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It further prohibited illegal voter registration requirements, segregation in schools, employment and public life. This ...act was initially called for by President John F. Kennedy following protests and demonstrations arising around the Birmingham movement of organization.

The Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government was created to promote writings and opinions against integration, federal-level civil rights statutes and other Supreme Court decisions in light of the Civil Rights era.
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People: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald, 1917-1963
Mays, David J., 1896-1971
Kirkpatrick, James J., 1920-2010

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: SegregationSupreme CourtLegislationLawCivil RightsEducation Reform

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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