Telegram from Martin Luther King Jr.

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Title

Telegram from Martin Luther King Jr.

Creator

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Date

1965-07

Description

House Republicans proposed a substitute bill, H.R. 7896. Known as the Ford-McCulloch bill, it removed the automatic triggers. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., sent a telegram to Congressman Arch Moore expressing strong opposition to the Ford-McCulloch bill. On July 9, 1965, the House rejected the substitute bill by a vote of 166 to 215.

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Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. papers, West Virginia & Regional History Center

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