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Negro Braille Magazine Demise #200328

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 27, 1969
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(Studio) After 20 years, quarterly magazine may have published last issue.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Durham, North Carolina) Nation's only braille magazine published for Negroes includes excerpts from black magazines like "Ebony." John Washington, blind Negro, reads of pubs. decision to discontinue magazine. [Publisher Lyda MERRICK - getting forgetful and old; responsibilities increase.] "Negro Braille Magazine" concentrates on Mrs. Merrick's own experiences and uses news stories from black magazines. [WASHINGTON - from reading magazine believes Martin Luther King taught Negroes to fight for their rights.] Washington reads famous King speech; excerpts from speech shown. [MERRICK - wants magazine to continue.]

Rabel, Ed;
Reasoner, Harry

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