Muhammad Ali convicted in Houston, Texas in federal court for violating Selective Service Act by refusing induction into the armed services. Ali was fined $10,000 and sentenced to five years in prison. Ali, an opponent of the Vietnam War, had refused to report for service on the grounds that he was a Muslim minister.
National Congress of Racial Equality organized
United States Supreme Court (Guinn v United States) said “Grandfather Clause” in the Oklahoma and Maryland constitutions violated the 15th Amendment.