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Letter from Dixon L. Coulbourn regarding civil rights bill
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Identifier: di_04446
Title: Letter from Dixon L. Coulbourn regarding civil rights bill
Description: In spite of the overwhelming majority of his constituency encouraging Jack Brooks to oppose civil rights legislation, he actively supported its passage through the House of Representatives. Brooks had opposed earlier civil rights measures and as a result, some questioned whether his change of mind was a result of his close friendship with President Johnson. The letter includes comments urging Brooks to resist giving in to powerful influences and to consider the long-term effects of his support of the bill.
City: Port Arthur
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1964/06/02
Creator: Coulbourn, Dixon L., CPA
Source: Brooks (Jack B.) Papers
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: unprocessed
Format: Letter (correspondence)
Size: 8.5 in X 11 in
Subject: Civil rights