The Press Interviews Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Amidst Senatorial Debate about the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The press interviews Malcolm X and Martin Luther King amidst Senatorial debate about the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Malcolm, calling the bill 'political chicanery,' wonders whether liberals are truly for Civil Rights legislation or not. Dr. King discusses possible direct action for making sure the bill is not filibustered. He expresses his intent to test the bill if and when it is passed. He also feels that the failure to pass the bill could lead to social disruption. The Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964.