RECORD SETTING FILIBUSTER IN 1957

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James Strom Thurmond delivering his record filibuster

Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina conducted the longest filibuster
by a lone senator in August of 1957, setting the record of 24 hours, 18
minutes. He was in opposition of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

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Sen. Thurmond waves as he leaves the Senate chamber after making the 
longest filibuster, August 29, 1957.

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