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School Disorder / Black Power / Massachusetts #199856

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1968
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(Studio) New York City teacher strike conts. Disorders closed schools in Trenton, New Jersey and Seattle, WA.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Black power meeting held in park Weds. White reporters and camera crews barred. Blacks demand student union at 1 Mississippi and right to wear African clothing to class. After rally, group marches to Jeremiah Burke Mississippi. [State representative Michael MAYNES - can't see why such fuss made over dashiki.] Violence erupts. Trouble in another point city. 20 hurt and 1 dies from heart attack. [BLACK - says policeman told him he'd bust his head if he didn't leave.] [Police Supt. Warren BLAIR - says police only restored order and sealed off street] Boston school committee meets to discuss problems. [Dana CHANDLER - asks chairperson to shut up so he could finish.] [School Committee Chairperson Thomas EISENSTADT - adjourns meeting] [STUDENT - says school committee hasn't got time to listen to us.] [EISENSTADT - cites 1 of spkrs. saying he intended to overthrow school committee and system and dictate policy to us.] Boycott set for today. All 202 schools open; some absent in black schools. [2nd STUDENT - says they talk of our dashikis, but hippies go to that school.] Black identity is at stake.

(Studio) Governor John Volpe returns from California; rptdly. watching situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Evans, Bob

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