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Strom Thurmond Discusses His Civil Rights Bill Filibuster ca. 1984

Author: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [1984] 2007. ℗©1984
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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In August 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond (D, SC) filibustered for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the civil rights bill that was moving through Congress, which he regarded as unconstitutional. Thurmond revealed in a 1984 interview that in order to prepare, he had dehydrated himself for several days beforehand. Despite his efforts, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act on September 9, 1957.
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Newsreels
Named Person: Strom Thurmond; Strom Thurmond
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 957599261
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1984.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 15, 2007.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, Nov. 2, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 44 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Strom Thurmond Discusses His Civil Rights Bill Filibuster ca. 1984 (0:44).
Responsibility: WPA Film Library.

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In August 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond (D, SC) filibustered for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the civil rights bill that was moving through Congress, which he regarded as unconstitutional. Thurmond revealed in a 1984 interview that in order to prepare, he had dehydrated himself for several days beforehand. Despite his efforts, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act on September 9, 1957.

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