The NAACP vs. the U.S. Government

Washington, DC - President Nixon's nomination of G. Harold Carswell as an associate justice of the Supreme Court is blocked by the NAACP's successful campaign to pressure the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination.

The NAACP's Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. sued the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for not enforcing integration.

Bishop Stephen Gill Spottswood, the chairman of the NAACP's board of directors, denounced the Nixon administration as "anti-Negro," because of his conservative decisions, primarily his lack of support for school desegregation and his nomination of conservative white southerners to the Supreme Court.