1963 Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee
In July 1963, Ivan Allen, Jr. was the only southern mayor to testify in favor of desegregation of public accommodations, which was to be the heart of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. Civil Rights: Public Accommodations: Hearings, Eighty-eighth Congress, First Session, On S. 1732, a Bill to Eliminate Discrimination In Public Accommodations Affecting Interstate Commerce. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963. Available via HathiTrust Digital Library: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b5164540?urlappend=%3Bseq=891