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26th Amendment Ratification / Mississippi / Voter Registration #16204

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 01, 1971
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(Studio) Ohio 38th and deciding state to ratify 26th amendment, giving 18 to 20-yr.-olds right to vote.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Isola, Mississippi) Blacks trying to get 200,000 registered to vote in Mississippi by tomorrow; many cnties. require re-registration. [Atlanta Voter Edward Project spokesperson John LEWIS - says whites have never felt fear involved in blacks registering to vote; blacks must gain control of own political destiny.] Black governor candidate Charles Evers, given no chance of winning; but could help out blacks elected to county positions.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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