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The year 1962 will remembered paradoxically as a positive change in the battle for equality and justice, and as the year when civil rights no longer dominated the domestic scene. Much good captured the public attention; at the same time, concern to achieve a just resolution to human rights diminished perceptibly. The Cuban crisis dwarfed issues that year. Since a cautious administration and a president refused to confront Congress over issues that would remove the greatest barriers to human rights, trade and tax issues became more important to the legislature, the press, and the public. Tokenism in civil rights was responsible for this decline in civil rights being at the forefront of the public mind. Further accountability for diminishing progress in the struggle for civil freedoms and justice revealed itself in the manner in which the...

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