ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 28, 1972
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(Studio) In Georgia appeal for state-wide school boycott to protest busing not thoroughly effective. Augusta boycott was successful.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Augusta, Georgia) Augusta was cite of massive rally to kick off school boycott attempt. [Georgia Representative Fletcher THOMPSON - calls for boycott to draw President Nixon's attention to matter.] [Lieutenant Governor Lester MADDOX - calls Nixon a hypocrite on busing issue.] white children did not attend Augusta schools, and some blacks refused to take children outside neighborhoods, afraid to ignore boycott. [SCLC, Reverend J.S. WRIGHT - supports busing to enable blacks to receive quality education]
REPORTER: Steve Bell
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