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."
On the jump, Kyle Palmer says: "As viewed by representatives from 10 protesting Southern states, including most of those that supported Adlai Stevenson in 1952 and 1956, the civil rights plank was a virtual repudiation of what to them is a far more important and basic issue — state's rights.”
And James Reston of the New York Times takes a satiric look at the Democrats’ keynote speech.