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South Carolina / Confederate Flag / King Holiday #188812

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Colombia, SC: Barry Serafin) The debate in South Carolina over the flying of the Confederate flag at the Capitol featured; scenes shown of people rallying in Colombia, SC, on the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday. [Black BOY, white MAN, black MAN - oppose the flag as symbol.] [Last week, state senator Arthur RAVENAL - criticizes the "National Association of Retarded People."] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Kweisi MFUME - says we will boycott until the flag flies no more.] The refusal of Republican presidential candidates to take a stand noted. [Senator John McCAIN, Texas Governor GEORGE W. BUSH - want the state to make the decision.] [Democrat Vice President Al GORE - says Bush is ducking the issue.] [Bill BRADLEY - calls for the flag to come down.]

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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