CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon Admin. tries to prove it's not relaxing on desegregation, despite delay on desegregation date. Govt. challenges state of Georgia and Chicago school system today. Gave Georgia 15 days to come up with desegregation plans for its 194 school systems. Governor Lester Maddox defiant.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) [MADDOX - says Department of Health, Education and Welfare not concerned with education. Can take ultimatum and ram it in 1 of their satchels. Phooey on whole crowd. Will call on State Supt. Edward and Attorney General to resist. Best to close all Georgia schools rather than surrender to Communists] Govt. accuses Chicago of maintaining racial imbalance in assigning of teachers.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Chicago, Illinois) Chicago teachers allowed freedom of picking locations, according to seniority. Black schools get less experienced and educated teachers. Bd. Edward President denies race ever been question in assigning teachers. [School Bd. Mbr. Warren BACON - says conditions existed for years There is pattern of segregation.] [Mor. Mrs. Lydon WILD - says teachers decide where they want to go.] Suit comes week after Chicago Hseing. Authority ordered to desegregate. Many believe Johnson wouldn't have dealt double blow to Mayor Richard Daley.
REPORTER: Bill Plante