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Special Session of Congress to Act on Civil Rights Program Urged in Appeal to Truman

The American Jewish Congress today made public messages to President Truman, Senator Arthur Vandenberg and House Speaker Joseph Martin urging them to reconvene Congress in special session to implement recommendations made by the President’s Committee on Civil Rights.

Signed “by Rabbi Irving Miller, executive committee chairman, the A.J.C. messages transmitted an analysis of civil rights legislation which showed that not a single major recommendation of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights, or of similar recommendations made in the 1944 Republican Party platform, had been adopted by the 80th Congress.