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Desegregation/Newton, Georgia. #19251

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 10, 1972
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(Studio) Justice Department charges Newton, Georgia, with trying to avoid school integration by selling off part of school system through Baker County School Bd.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Newton, Georgia) Baker Academy, private all-white school keeps public school building. While new building sold as surplus, (and all school board mbr's. children now attend it), pre-WW II building used as public facility. [Mrs. Beth MILLER - says Bd. members run public school system while they have interest in private school and use power to promote it.] [School Bd. mbr., Earl JONES - says public system is failing, not because he is on board, but because of integration which hinders education.]
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Studio) Justice Department files suit against county school officials.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Bell, Steve;
Smith, Howard K.

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