Nixon Demands Firm Civil Rights Plank

 
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

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Nixon Demands Firm Civil Rights Plank

  1. Christopher Morales says:

    It is hard to believe, but while evil was not absent from the world, there was much less awareness of it.
    It had been nearly 30 years since an attempt was made on President-Elect Roosevelt’s life (killing Chicago mayor Anton Cermack) and 60 years since President McKinley was assasinated.
    Even though we were in the depth of the Cold War, the idea that someone would harm a public figure was as far from the minds of most Americans as Sputnik.

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