NBC Evening News for
Wednesday, May 19, 1971


Headline: Alabama / Black Sheriff Innocent

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(Studio) Alabama jury finds black sheriff innocent of beating prisoner.
REPORTER: Frank McGee

(Tuskegee, Alabama) Macon Cnty. Sheriff Lucius Amerson 1st black sheriff in Alabama since Reconstruction era; beating incident described; jury acquits Amerson; ctroom. scene described. [AMERSON - says fact jury all-white shows race not factor in case; justice can prevail.]
REPORTER: John Dancy

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Program Time:05:41:50 pm - 05:44:10 pm. Duration: 02:20
Reporters:Dancy, John; McGee, Frank
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Record Number:457754