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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention / Tennessee #1276

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 14, 1968
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(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference opens 11th convention in Memphis.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Memphis, Tennessee) Dignitaries arriving greeted with songs. Dr. Martin Luther King's widow, Coretta, there to attend board meeting [Mrs. KING - says she returns with no malice or bitterness, but heart full of love, gratitude and thanksgiving. Her faith renewed and strength incrd. since husband's death.] Security tight for convention Police provided as bodyguards for Negro leaders Org. won't endorse Presidential candidate, but implied endorsement of Democratic Party expected. [Reverend A. D. KING - says returning to Louisville, Kentucky to see about church bombing.] Black guards to watch over delegates and police guards whom they mistrust.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference not decided with regard to direct action protests at Democratic Convention
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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