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Person of The Week (Ego Brown) #121816

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 28, 1989
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(Studio: Peter Jennings ) Washington, DC shoe shiner Joseph "Ego" Brown profiled; details given of his fight against enforcement of bootblack law by city that prevented him from plying his trade; scenes shown of Brown shining shoes. [BROWN - says it was unfair for city to prevent him from shining shoes on sidewalk.] History of post-Civil War bootblack laws detailed; drawings shown. [Harvard law school professor Arthur MILLER - says economy "Jim Crow" laws are still on books.] Brown's lawsuit that resulted in ordinance being declared unconstitutional noted. [Brown's attorney Clint BOLICK - says this is step in restoring economy liberty as a civil right.] [MILLER - says Brown is a legal hero.] Brown's biography given. [BROWN - talks about hiring the homeless.] [MAN - comments.] [BROWN - comments.]

Jennings, Peter

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