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March On Washington / Anniversary / Black American #117623

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 26, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) 25th anniversary of march on Washington and Martin Luther King, Junior's, " I have a dream" speech noted. Report introduced.

(NYC: Charles Thomas) March on Washington, DC in 1963 and situation faced by blacks today featured. [In 1963, KING - says "I still have a dream."] Historical scenes shown of crowds in Washington, DC and of civil rights protests. [Voices of witnesses Colonel Stone JOHNSON, Representative John LEWIS - recall march.] Civil rights legislature signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson recalled; scenes shown. Issue of equal opportunity for blacks today discussed. [Black suburbanites Graef and Pat JENKINS - discuss racial conds. for blacks.] Conds. facing black poor noted. [Saint Louis, Missouri, welfare mother Josephine TRIPLETT - discusses lack of opportunity for poorer blacks.] Declining college enrollment statistics for blacks given. [KING - gives "promised land" speech.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Thomas, Charles

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