Some articles on civil rights, opposed civil rights, opposed, rights:
... racial integration, Smith used his power as chairman of the Rules Committee to keep much civil rights legislation from coming to a vote on the House ... When the Civil Rights Act of 1957 came before Smith's committee, Smith said "The Southern people have never accepted the colored race as a race of people who had equal intelligence.. ... Smith delayed passage the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ...
... the House Rules Committee he was a conservative who strongly opposed civil rights laws for blacks ... it a cynical attempt to defeat the bill by someone opposed to both civil rights for blacks and women, or did he support women's rights and was attempting to ... Historians speculate that Smith was trying to embarrass northern Democrats who opposed civil rights for women because the clause was opposed by labor unions ...
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“Virtue and vice suppose the freedom to choose between good and evil; but what can be the morals of a woman who is not even in possession of herself, who has nothing of her own, and who all her life has been trained to extricate herself from the arbitrary by ruse, from constraint by using her charms?... As long as she is subject to mans yoke or to prejudice, as long as she receives no professional education, as long as she is deprived of her civil rights, there can be no moral law for her!”
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