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A Closer Look (Civil Rights: Johnson Death) #187440

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The important contribution of Alabama's Judge Frank Johnson, who died last week, presented; photos shown from his life; details given of his rulings in civil rights cases leading to desegregation. [Representative John LEWIS, civil rights activist Andrew YOUNG, Robert F. KENNEDY, Junior - praise the role of Johnson in changing the nation's social structure.] [Attorney Melvin LEVENTHAL - praises Johnson's willingness to stand up against the white community.] [YOUNG - explains how Governor George Wallace appealed to base motives.] [Voice of JOHNSON - says a society must have the ability to do justice.] Johnson's fishing ritual described.

Jennings, Peter

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