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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Conference / Abernathy #199281

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) Report on new attitude at Southern Christian Leadership Conference conference
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) [Southern Christian Leadership Conference Executive Director William RUTHERFORD - says nobody doing anything that we can't do better and be beautiful being black.] Greater stress on black pride. Conf. began with music program. Segment shown. Musical cheer held for Reverend Ralph David Abernathy. [ABERNATHY - says no Negro enthusiasm for Nixon because he's controlled by men like Strom Thurmond. May be less enthusiasm for Humphrey for fear he'll be controlled by Mayor Richard Daley, Mississippi Senator James Eastland and Johnson.] Abernathy says black votes hold a balance of power in South Says they may boycott President election but work for friendly congmen.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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