A *Florence Herald* Report on remarks critical of the Civil Rights Bill by Alabama Senator Lister Hill in the Senate.
A March 26, 1964 *Florence Herald* Report on remarks critical of the Civil Rights Bill by Alabama Senator Lister Hill in the Senate. Hill stated that passage of the Civil Rights Bill "would trample on and destroy rights of Americans on either side of the Continental Divide and on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line." Hill also reminded the senators that the race problem and civil rights was no longer just a Southern problem, but "is violently alive in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, California, and many other places far north and west of the Mason-Dixon Line." Furthermore, said Hill, Southern convictions on race were born from experience, and race relations could never be improved by forcefully "shackling one man to another."
*Florence Herald*, Thursday, March 26, 1964, p. 2.
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*Florence Herald*, “"Hill Continues to Score Civil Rights Measure",” Shoals Black History, accessed December 7, 2019, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/941.