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Navy and Racism #18401

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 14, 1972
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(Studio) Capt's. mast judicial proceedings continue for 120 dissident sailors of carrier Constellation.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(San Diego, California) [Ship's commander, Captain J. D. WARD - says several men aboard ship were working to create racial incident.] Enlisted men's wives board ship to show support for capt's. actions. [Sailor says grievances must be solved by Navy policy makers, such as Admiral Zumwalt, and not just by ship's captain ] [Black sailor says some "brothers" just want things easier.]
REPORTER: Dick Shoemaker

(Studio) Chairperson House Armed Services Committee, F. Edward Hebert says Constellation incident is apparent breakdown in discipline. Orders investigation. Navy Secretary John Warner welcomes Congress investigation. REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Navy personnel chief, Vice Admiral David BAGLEY - says 10-15 activists involved; others forced to join rebellion by intimidation.]

Shoemaker, Dick;
Smith, Howard K.

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