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Evers / Mississippi Mayor #204892

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
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(Studio) Civil Rights leader, Charles Evers, became 1st black mayor of biracial Mississippi town since Reconstruction.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Fayette, Mississippi) Inaugural Parade for Evers. Negro Justice of Peace, not out-going white mayor, gives oath. [EVERS - repeats oath.] Major whites not there. [EVERS - guarantees no more hate taught in town.] Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, White House representatives, and Kennedy family there. Inaugural Ball at Natchez.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Reasoner, Harry

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