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Continued: Mondale stands by contentious civil rights deal from '64

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 31, 2014 - 6:52 AM

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  • A half-century later, Walter Mondale recalls and defends his role in a deal to quell a 1964 convention dispute over Mississippi’s delegation.

  • Aug. 22, 1964:  Minnesotans Walter Mondale and Geri Joseph, at a meeting of the Democratic Party Credentials Committee.

  • At the center of the dispute was the racial makeup of the Mississippi delegation to the 1964 Democratic Convention.

  • At the 1964 convention

    At the convention

    To hear the testimony of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer before Walter Mondale’s credentials committee at the Democratic National Convention, visit

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