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Truman to Fight for Civil Rights Program at Democratic Convention

President Truman today assured a delegation representing the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights that he will carry on a no-compromise fight for his civil rights program by the Democratic National Convention.

The Conference delegation, representing 51 church, civic, and minority groups, told the President that it will do everything possible to “mobilize and broaden support among the people” for the nine-point civil rights program. Among the 51 sponsoring organizations of the Leadership Conference are the American Jewish Congress, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish War Veterans, American Jewish Committee, United Hebrew Trades, and Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.

(By the time the Bulletin went to press the resolutions committee of the Republican National Convention had not yet reached a decision on a civil rights plank. It remained the only plank not yet approved by the committee, which has bitterly debated several versions during the past two days.)