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Emanuel Celler of New York
House Judiciary Committee counsel Benjamin Zelenko remembers his mentor, Emanuel Celler of New York.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Emanuel Celler of New York
Emanuel Celler of New York
March on Washington
Benjamin Zelenko remembers attending the March on Washington and its impact on Members of Congress.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
March on Washington
March on Washington
RFK Testifies
A memory of the first testimony of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
RFK Testifies
RFK Testifies
Roland Libonati of Illinois
Judiciary counsel Benjamin Zelenko remembers a moment that almost killed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Roland Libonati of Illinois
Roland Libonati of Illinois
Staff Participation in Hearings
Former Judiciary counsel Benjamin Zelenko describes the typical role of Judiciary Committee staff during the 1960s.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Staff Participation in Hearings
Staff Participation in Hearings
Subcommittee No. 5
Benjamin Zelenko describes the jurisdiction and composition of Subcommittee No. 5.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee No. 5
Subcommittee No. 5
The Balancing Act
Benjamin Zelenko recounts the delicate position of trying to move on the civil rights bill while keeping key players happy.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
The House Moves First
Benjamin Zelenko explains why the House moved before the Senate on the civil rights bill.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
The House Moves First
The House Moves First
The Importance of Committee Hearings
Benjamin Zelenko explains the rationale behind holding committee hearings.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
The Importance of Committee Hearings
The Importance of Committee Hearings
"The Managers Have No Objection"
Benjamin Zelenko remembers a personal moment during the floor debate on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
"The Managers Have No Objection"
"The Managers Have No Objection"
The Southern General
Benjamin Zelenko remembers the tactics of the Southern Democrats, led by Rules Committee Chairman Howard Smith of Virginia.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
The Southern General
The Southern General
William McCulloch of Ohio
Benjamin Zelenko describes Judiciary Committee Ranking Member William McCulloch of Ohio.
Benjamin Zelenko, Counsel, House Committee on the Judiciary
William McCulloch of Ohio
William McCulloch of Ohio