That summer, the Justice Department succeeded in getting the states to agree not to interfere with interstate travelers, and allow unrestricted, and thus we did accomplish the integration of public waiting rooms.
And don’t we STILL have a long way to go before a person is valued for his person instead of his color, creed or religion?
1 Kasher, Steven, The Civil Rights Movement, A photographic History, 1954-68, p. 20.
2 Ibid, p. 31.
3 Wilkenson, Brenda, The Civil Rights Movement, An Illustrated History, p. 82.
4 Kasher, p. 145.
5 Williams, Juan, Eyes on the Prize, America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, p. 12.
6 Williams, p. 144.
7 Kasher, p. 86.
8 Williams, p. 150.
9 Wilkenson, p. 115.
10 Wexler, Sanford, An Eyewitness of the Civil Rights Movement , p. 130
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