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Robert Kennedy says ICC Ban on Segregated Busing Will Be Enforced

Sept. 23, 1961 - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy said today the Justice Department "will cooperate fully" in enforcing the new Interstate Commerce Commission order outlawing segregation in interstate bus travel. He said the order, issued today and effective Nov. 1, was the "most far-reaching administrative action ever taken by the Federal Government" in the field of racial discrimination. Alabama Attorney General MacDonald Gallion had a different view. He said the ruling "is just another step by the Federal Government in putting its heel on the necks of us here in the South."


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