LAIRD OPPOSE ANTI-JOHN BIRCH PLANK - HD Rep. Mel Laird of Michigan, chairman of the platform committee at the Republican Convention, rejects the proposal by anti-Goldwater forces to include a plank condemning the John Birch Society. He also rejects a proposal, apparently made by the right, that would question the Constitutionality of the newly enacted Civil Rights law.
Date: July 9, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:14:00, With Audio
SCRANTON DENOUNCES RIGHT WING EXTREMISM - HD William Scranton makes a speech before the platform committee of the Republican Convention, calling the John Birch Society "alien to our shores" and "this weird presence in our society." He urges the committee to denounce the group by name in its platform. Scranton's supporters cheer; Barry Goldwater's sit silently.
Date: July 8, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:26:00, With Audio
SCRANTON SAYS GOP PREVENTED A 'RACIAL BLOODBATH' - HD William Scranton declares his moral opposition to a right wing proposal for the Republican Convention to repudiate the recently passed civil rights law. He says the majority of Republicans in Congress voted for the bill, thereby saving the country from a "potential racial bloodbath."
Date: July 8, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:11:00, With Audio
GOLDWATER DEFENDS CIVIL RIGHTS POSITION - HD Confronted by an African American delegate to the Republican Convention, Barry Goldwater defiantly defends his vote against the Civil Right bill, say parts of it are unconstitutional. At the same time he vows that if elected president he would enforce the law.
ROCKEFELLER SAYS GOP MUST SUPPORT RIGHTS - HD Nelson Rockefeller urges the platform committee at the Republican Convention to support the recently enacted Civil Rights Act, which his rival, Barry Goldwater, opposed. Rockefeller reminds the committee of traditional GOP support for civil rights, going back to Abraham Lincoln.
Date: July 7, 1964 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:01:15:00, With Audio
STATE'S RIGHTS DEMOCRATS OF 1948 Revolting against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket, angry Dixie Democrats hold their own convention. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi will head the State's Rights party ticket.
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