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Hospital Strike / Maj. Protest #203885

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 06, 1969
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(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference head, Dr. Ralph Abernathy, promotes Mother's Day March for 1000's of poor.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Charleston, SC) Labor dispute becomes major civil rights campaign of 1969. Mrs. Martin Luther King, Junior, spoke and marched. Abernathy and 100's arrested. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference Reverend Andrew YOUNG - says taking Poor Peoples' Campaign back to local levels. May fight it out, town by town.] Striking hospital workers want union to bargain for them. [Governor Robert McNAIR - says state can't be run if turned over to different units.] [Striker Mary MOULTRIE - says McNair pays $8,000 per day to suppress workers and economy community just to preserve his right to pay starvation wages. Curfew and state of emergency won't stop effort.] [Mayor Palmer GILARD - intends to contain situation.] Strike improves Southern Christian Leadership Conference fortunes.
REPORTER: Foster Davis

Cronkite, Walter;
Davis, Foster

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