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Police / Negroes #198777

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) In Negro civil rts. drive, police conduct praised, blamed. Some say police just don't understand Negro. In South Bend, IN, something being done about it.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(South Bend, IN) [Speaker, Dr. Rita CASSADY - explains purpose of training.] Cassady spec. in Afro and Afro-American history. Instructs police trainees in Negro American history, for betterment of relations between police and black community. [CASSADY - continues lecture.] Training group described. [CASSADY - continues lecture. Stresses whites working with blacks; recog. own prejudices.] [ROOKIE - thinks Cassady course 1-sided. Says teenage blacks are problem, not older blacks. Thinks such courses as Cassady's will encourage violence.] [2nd ROOKIE - thinks some police consider themselves superior to Negroes. Believes Cassady course helped.] Police department hopes course is helpful.
REPORTER: Bill Plante

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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