Newstalgia Reference Room with Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach regarding drafting of the Civil Rights Voting Bill, the violence in Selma Alabama and the Selma to Montgomery Alabama march.
March 20, 2012

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Selma to Montgomery - so close, yet so far away.


Since this month marks the 47th anniversary of the celebrated Selma to Montgomery Alabama Civil Rights March, I thought I would add a word or two from then-Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach and a press conference he delivered regarding the violence that was facing the marchers on their historic trek.

Katzenbach was also in the midst of drafting legislation that would be the Civil Rights Voting Amendment of 1965.

Here is the entire press conference as broadcast live by ABC Radio on March 18, 1965.

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