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Industry / Ghetto / Employment #1228

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 09, 1968
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(Studio) Major objective of new administration to be moving industry into ghetto, for emp. opportunities. LBJ efforts in this direction cited.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Boston, Massachusetts) Calvin Bernard family featured. Live in Roxbury ghetto section. Bernard has only 1 hand, but now has hope. New plants in ghetto heart called exciting. Bernard works for AVCO printing plant. [BERNARD - lauds the opportunity he now has.] On-job film shown. AVCO plant has federal government support; Labor Department job training grant noted. [Plant Mgr. Robert EARLE - speaks of social responsibility of businesses.] Assets, drawbacks of ghetto plant considered. Ex-convicts, users of alcohol and drugs are among employees. Classes, include black studies, instill pride and self-respect. Roxbury reaction considered. [Cnclman. Thomas ATKINS - notes lack of community involvement in AVCO planning of plant.] [Gnl. Mgr. Trainee Robert ELLIS - speaks of plants' future.] New plant building being erected by Negro contractors. Significance of venture pondered. Nixon position with regard to such efforts noted.
REPORTER: Louis Rukeyser

Reynolds, Frank;
Rukeyser, Louis

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