Democrats Add Civil Rights to 1960 Platform
Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times
Alaska delegate Helen Fischer gives Hedda Hopper a “King Crab” hat.
In case anybody wondered, Hopper made sure folks knew she was a Republican!
July 13, 1960: The Democrats announce their platform:
Civil Rights -- "The time has come to assure equal access for all Americans to all areas of community life, including voting booths, schoolrooms, jobs, housing and public facilities."
And James Reston of the New York Times takes a satiric look at the Democrats’ keynote speech.