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Integration / Berkeley #199556

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 10, 1968
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(Studio) 4 years ago, Berkeley desegregated its junior and senior H. schools. De facto segregation ends in lower grades.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Berkeley, California) Integration orderly and without incident. 25 buses costing $204,000 year carry 3,500 per day. 14,000 Negroes ride up to hills. 21,000 whites ride down to ghettos. Most parents' reactions favorable. [PARENT - says captured by view in hills. Busing gives children chance to be with black children like themselves and with all of American society. Says his kids won't grow up in isolation.] [Unidentified PARENT - says mothers and children will be settled by end of week Dubious to see how integration works out.] [2nd unidentified PARENT - says important to learn to live with each other.] [School Supt. Neil SULLIVAN - says 14 years after Brown Supreme Court decision, 1 American city finally doing it the right way. Edward bds. observing. Our plan will be imitated. Galveston, Texas, will use it.] Sullivan says issue is how far community will go to prepare young for democratic society.
REPORTER: Bill Stout

Reasoner, Harry;
Stout, Bill

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