CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 14, 1969
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(Studio) 15-day occupation of administration building ends at University Chicago. President Edward Levi took "cool it" attitude about sit-in. Similar approach taken at Brandeis U. in Massachusetts when occupation ended.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Waltham, Massachusetts) Communications building taken by black students for reasons similar to other college protests. No disruption at Brandeis University president Dr. Morris Abram promises amnesty. [ABRAM - reports pressure existed for calling in police. Thinks it's abhorrent to have police on campus.] No force made to get rebels out. Some whites endorsed cause quietly. [Afro American Org. Randy BAILEY - building not end in itself.] [Student Leader Larry JOSEPH - says students don't want school destroyed.] [Admin. Assistant Kenneth SWEDER - reports messages carried back and forth from held building and U. administration] Dr. Robert Evans, white', teaches Afro. American course. Blacks boycott class because teacher is white. Only black teacher coaches all- white basketball team. [ABRAM - feels resolution of problem without force could be used elsewhere. Gives advice to other college president]
REPORTER: Morton Dean