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Campus Unrest / Voorhees / Tulane #203313

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 29, 1969
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(Studio) Campus disorder ctrs. on Voorhees College in South Carolina and Tulane University in LA. Armed militants at Voorhees take over 2 campus bldgs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Denmark, SC) [MILITANT - says they have guns for purpose of self-defense Want demands met. Demands are nonnegotiable; will stay as long as necessary. Buses provided to send nonprotesting students off campus. Militants, members of campus Black Awareness Coordinating Committee, demand black studies, degree in black studies, and Negro teacher in each campus department Some demands granted. President John Potts says he has no plans to use National Guard. But National Guard and state troopers came on campus later, and militants left quietly. Blacks meet in Potts' home, surrounded by armed troops.

(Studio) Trouble erupts during Reserve Officers' Training Corps parade at Tulane.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Group marches to Reserve Officers' Training Corps drill and stages sit-in. Campus police step in. Students handcuffed to fire hydrant. Film shows police trying to drag students away. Fist fights break out between demonstrators and Reserve Officers' Training Corps supporters. 13 arrested. Protest ends after cadets leave drill field.

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Bob

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