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Nixon Demands Firm Civil Rights Plank

July 26, 2010 |  1:31 am




 
July 26, 1960, Nixon
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 26, 1960, Nixon  
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 26, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon helps his wife, Pat, from a car as they are surrounded by a crowd at the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The relatively light security, compared to what we know today, is stunning.


On the jump, the Republicans skirmish over their campaign platform, photos from the convention, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marches for civil rights, and pieces by Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer and James Reston of the New York Times.




July 26, 1960, Editorial Cartoon  



July 26, 1960, Times cover


July 26, 1960, Rockefeller
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 26, 1960: "Group of girls supporting Rockefeller stage impromptu dance on hotel's registration desk in Chicago."


July 26, 1960, Rights


July 26, 1960, Kyle Palmer

July 26, 1960, Kyle Palmer

July 26, 1960, Reston

July 26, 1960, Reston
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