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SENATOR GEORGE SMATHERS REPORTS - CIVIL RIGHTS

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  • 1966

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  • 4:34; b&w; sound; V-183 AA318; M89-17

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  • Sen. George Smathers suggests that the civil rights movement should purge its black militant factions, citing activist Stokely Carmichael specifically. He comments on James Meredith's demands for blacks to "take the law into their own hands" to enact change. The segment also deals briefly with the resurgence of hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party, which Smathers blames on the civil rights movement. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.

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