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Mexican-Americans / Civil Rights #198616

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 29, 1968
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(Studio) Civil Rts. protest by Mexican-American students in Edcouch, Texas, spreads to other Rio Grande Valley locations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Edcouch, Texas) Rio Grande Valley has more Mexican-Americans than Anglo-Americans Anglos dominate Latins. Latter protest this. Student demonstration shown. Situation described. Speaking of Spanish on school ground barred. [STUDENTS - explain why Spanish imp.] School officials deny Spanish speaking is prohibited. Physical abuse of students also denied. [School Supt. A. W. BELL - denies discrimination by faculty.] [WOMAN - doesn't want to be pushed around.] [STUDENT - says will not apologize.] Mexican-Americans want better life.

(Studio) Federal judge rules invalid suspensions of students in this conflict. Individual hearings to be held.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkit

Cronkite, Walter;
Rabel, Ed

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