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Navy and Racism #18362

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 10, 1972
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(Studio) Navy plagued by racial incidents. In October, 46 men injured in riot aboard carrier Kitty Hawk. Last week, carrier Constellation forced to cancel training exercises due to strike. Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, calls Pentagon meeting
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Pentagon) Zumwalt blames officers ignoring efforts for racial equality for incident. Notes hesitance to change routine to foster racial equality.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Studio) 100 striking black sailors refuse to report back on Constellation. Navy assigns them to shore duty. They will be prosecuted for being absent without permission.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Diego, California) [Seaman Leroy TEMPLETON - criticizes Navy action against dissident sailors.] [Black servicemen's caucus, Jake COLBERT - says Zumwalt's action is insufficient.] Caucus hires attys. for Kitty Hawk rioters.

Peterson, Roger;
Smith, Howard K.

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