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Little Rock, Arkansas / School Integration Anniversary / Clinton #175616

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The 40th anniversary of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, reported; scenes shown from then and now.

(Little Rock, Arkansas: John Donvan) The ceremonies on the school house steps that were led by President Clinton featured; historical film shown from 1957 of the black students, the white mob, the National Guard and Army paratroopers. [Governor Orville FAUBUS - speaks.] Clinton shown holding the door open for the nine today. [In speech, CLINTON - says there is still discrimination and separation in America.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Michele Norris) A closer look at segregation today presented; scenes shown from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where the schools are against separate and not equal. [Parents Gary PIERCE, Sandra STUTSON, Clarence CRABTREE, Dr. Alfonso DOWELL - offer views of busing and neighborhood schools.]

Donvan, John;
Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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