A September 26, 1963 *Florence Herald* editorial critical of the proposed Civil Rights Bill backed by the Kennedy administration.
A September 26, 1963 *Florence Herald* editorial critical of the proposed Civil Rights Bill backed by the Kennedy administration, noting with approval that members of the Alabama delegation in Congress had declared their opposition to the bill "in no uncertain terms." According to the *Herald*, "no one denies that we need to take a look for further ways and means to achieve a better and more charitable philosophy of human equality and fair treatment, but such a good end cannot justify a bad means. Harsh and unjust Federal edicts will never protect the civil rights of anybody because such laws cannot legislate morality or promote good willl"
*Florence Herald*, Thursday, September 26, 1963, p. 2.
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*Florence Herald*, “"Take a Good Look",” Shoals Black History, accessed November 28, 2020, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/942.