WASHINGTON (Jun. 23)
Jewish organizations were today lauded by Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, for their work toward passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Mr. Wilkins said in an address before the 55th annual NAACP convention that: “many hands and minds and hearts brought victory.” He singled out Jewish organizations, working under the banner of the leadership conference on civil rights for special credit along with national Negro, labor, church, fraternal, and women’s organizations.
His speech generally stressed the cooperation of many American elements to advance the civil rights of Negroes.