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King Memorial / Washington, DC / Reconstruction #203385

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1969
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(Studio) 1,000 National Guard in Washington, DC as precaution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Film report on last year's violence, following King death. Mob burned bldgs. of merchants who exploited blacks. $25 million damage. Only 50% of damaged bldgs. reopen. [Reverend Walter FAUNTROY - says no way to acquire stores for redevelopment.] [Black Storeowner Rufus EISLEY - says re-opened 3rd time because better relations needed between business and neighborhood. Need to help neighborhood.] Most wait for government guidance. [Reconstruction Director Brent OLDHAM - says essential that citizens get together to help with rebuilding] [FAUNTROY - says urban renewal set for September 1.] Community distrusts urban renewal.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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