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Person of The Week (Espy) #100284

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 07, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Historical significance of Tuesday's election of Barbara Mikulski to Senator, of Kay Orr as Nebraska's governor and of Guy Hunt's election as Alabama governor explained; scenes shown. Mike Espy, first black elected to Congress from Mississippi, profiled; scenes shown. [ESPY -is aware of significance of his elec.] [Del DENNIS - claims new South is beginning in Mississippi.] [ESPY - pledges to be best Representative in Mississippi history.] Socioecon. status of his district discussed. [ESPY - recalls segregation, civil rights movement; attributes his success today to civil rights pioneers; explains returning to Mississippi; discusses recent campaign] [Columnist Bill MINOR - considers source of Espy's election win.] [Representative Mickey LELAND - cites effect of Espy's victory for Congress Black Caucus.] ["Southern Pol. Report" spokesperson Haistings WYMAN, Junior - believes Espy's elec. indicates decline in entrenched racisms in South pols.] [ESPY - comments.] Mississippi's first black Representatives and Senator, during Reconstruction, mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:05:10

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