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Desegregation / South Reaction / Mississippi #200913

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Some South citizens react bitterly. Alabama spokesperson calls yesterday "Black Wednesday" Others call it body blow to all public schools. Georgia Governor Lester Maddox says ruling would create a hellhole of education.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Canton, Mississippi) Dual school system continued since 1954. [Senator James EASTLAND - calls it violation of due process of law. Immediate desegregation to destroy point of public school system in South] [Mississippi Supt. Edward Garvin JOHNSTON - says moving students around would be traumatic to children.] [Mississippi NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Dr. Aaron HENRY - says ruling applies only to 33 Mississippi districts, not rest.] [White STUDENT - says churches will have to set up private schools. Nobody wants us to go to school with colored children.] [2nd White STUDENT - says won't go to school with them.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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