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Poor Peoples' March / Abernathy #199492

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 06, 1968
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(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference President, Dr. Ralph Abernathy begins campaign to get Republican attention for poor peoples' flight.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) [ABERNATHY - calls it 1 of last chances for Republicans to win back black vote. Convention almost lily-white. Nomination of someone like Rockefeller can bring black vote back.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Abernathy leads march.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Miami Beach, Florida) Poor protesting hunger and seating of delegations with no Negroes on them. They visit large gaudy hotels. Rockefeller showboat nearby. [ABERNATHY - feel we're entitled to nicer things of life. We can see a lot of people at convention headquarters at hotel.] Abernathy brings smaller version of muletrain with him. Poor can't compete with show of pols.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:03:30

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