The Commission on Civil Rights presents this report pursuant to Public Law 85-315, as amended. The report summarizes the testimony given at Commission hearings and at open meetings of the Commission's State Advisory Committees concerning urban racial problems. The testimony-generally given by persons who live in slum ghettos or who deal with ghetto problems daily-provides insights into what slum residents think and feel about the conditions in which they live. Although the Commission has issued and will continue to issue in-depth reports on urban civil rights problems, we believe it is important to share with you as soon as possible what we have heard at our hearings and open meetings. We are transmitting a copy of this report to the President's Commission on Civil Disorders for such use as that Commission deems appropriate.
US Commission on Civil Rights, "A Time to Listen... A Time to Act" (1967). Federal Documents. 21.