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[VIDEO] July 7, 1964 | Gov. Terry Sanford (D-N.C.) Statement on Civil Rights Bill

July 7, 1964 - Governor Terry Sanford (D-N.C.) declared today that North Carolina’s racial temperament would preclude any violent reaction to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In a statement, Sanford said: “Every indication is that the citizens of North Carolina will obey the law. This is the result of a good climate of tolerance and understanding which exists here, and it is a wonderful credit to the people of the state.”

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