ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 29, 1988
View other clips in this broadcast →
(Studio: Barry Serafin) Anniversary of march on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech recalled. Report introduced.
(Revere, Massachusetts: Bill Blakemore) Dream of equality for minorities in American featured; details given of race relations between Cambodian immigrants and residents in Revere; scenes shown. [In 1963, KING - makes "I have a dream" speech.] [RESIDENTS - comment on Cambodians.] [Samptha CHAT - says people want his family to leave because they are Cambodian.] [WOMAN - says "Cambos" seem to have special privileges.] Strong civil rights laws in Massachusetts detailed; incident described; photograph shown. [CHAT - comments.] Police investigation of racial tension in Boston, Massachusetts, neighborhoods reported; scenes shown. [Boston police department sergeant Detective William JOHNSTON, sergeant Brian FLYNN - comment on racial situation and law.] Hispanic FBI agents in El Paso, Texas, reported suing FBI on grounds of racial discrimination. [FBI agent Bernardo PEREZ - says Hispanics are passed over.] [Harvard Med. School psychiatrist Alvin POUSSAINT - discusses racism in fabric of American society.] Availability of laws now to combat racial discrimination reiterated.