The Hidden History of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 – AAIHS

The 1960 Act did introduce the idea of federal voting referees to remedy racially based, voter discrimination, but the burdensome procedure of appeal required individuals to navigate a complicated process and furnish their own proof that race was the deciding factor in the denial. “We may as well have no Civil Rights Act,” lamented the Chicago Defender the following year, “if its provisions are unenforceable.”2

Source: The Hidden History of the Civil Rights Act of 1960 – AAIHS

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