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Black Americans #104138

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: Bill Blakemore) Status of Black Americans' pursuit of the American Dream as compared to other ethnic groups examined; scenes shown. [Vicki FOXX - notes blacks were brought as slaves to United States while other groups immigrated to escape their oppression; feels group has harder time assimilating in white culture.] [Ted KOPPEL - awards liberty medal to Dr. Ken. Clark.] Clark's role in ending segregation in United States recalled. [CLARK - cites difficulty in dealing with United States racism.] Sullivans Island's role as debarking point for Black Africans arriving as slaves noted. [Slave Mart Museum director Judith CHASE - cites historical differences between North and South attitudes toward blacks.] [Publisher Earl GRAVES - describes continued racism.] [Dr. Alvin POUSSAINT - describes entrenched racism.] Poussaint mentioned advisor to Bill Cosby. [Kim and Richard BORNBENECK - anticipate daughter's problems.]

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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