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LeRoy Collins

Speaker: LeRoy Collins
Date: November 15, 1972
Description
President of the National Association of Broadcasters (1961-1964). As the Director of Community Relations Service in the Commerce Department (1964-1965), he enforced the 1964 Civil Rights Act and paused Martin Luther King?s voting rights demonstrations in Selma, Ala., in order to avoid bloodshed. As Undersecretary of Commerce (1965-1966), he arranged for reconstruction Los Angeles after the Watts Riot in 1965 and participated in steel industry contract negotiations.

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