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Chisholm Changes Committee Seat #200381

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 29, 1969
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(Studio) 1st black Congwoman., Shirley Chisholm, asks to be changed from agriculture committee seat to committee more relevant to her district.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [CHISHOLM - shocking for someone who came from urban area to be placed on committee with rural problems.] Reporter asks about House leaders reactions. [CHISHOLM - what I did just isn't done, particularly by freshmen members Chairperson Wilbur Mills asked me to remove application for seat change; surprised I wouldn't.]
REPORTER: Bob Gregory

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Gregory, Bob
Duration:
00:01:40

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