Civil Rights Act of 1957

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Title

Civil Rights Act of 1957

Subject

Civil Rights Act of 1957

Description

Attorney General authored the act to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate incidents in which citizens were deprived of their right to vote. However the act allowed states to continue literary tests and other prerequisites. It also did not address the desegregation of public schools. The act was so weak that Congress later passed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.

Source

Eisenhower.archives.gov

Publisher

Eisenhower archives

Date

1957

Files

Citation

“Civil Rights Act of 1957,” The Crisis at Mansfield, accessed December 12, 2018, https://mansfieldcrisis.omeka.net/items/show/170.