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American Agenda (School Segregation) #159902

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced. [Note: weather bulletin on screen 5:54:10-5:55:20.]

(Oxford, Mississippi: Michele Norris) The continued lack of desegregation in public higher education in the South as presented in a Southern Education Foundation report examined; comparative scenes shown of facilities at University of Mississippi and predominantly black Jackson State University to show how past segregation has shaped education in Mississippi. [Jackson State student Sharise SOLOMON, state official Ray CLEERE, Southern Education Foundation Robert KRONLEY - offer views of the inequities.] Examples of disparities between black and white education outlined on screen. [Civil rights attorney Alvin CHANDLER - blames whites for this apartheid system.] [Ole Miss black student Vernita WILLIAMS, Jackson State student Denise BERKHALTER - point out problems each has faced at college.]

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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