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Construction Discrimination / SCLC #205180

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 22, 1969
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(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference moves meeting to Chicago on Civil Rights issue.,,
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Reverend Ralph Abernathy moves meeting to city's S, side to help black groups who want more jobs for Negroes in construction industry Picketing campaign shut down 20 jobs; representative $8 million in bldgs. Court injunction forbids protesters from interfering. [ABERNATHY - says many who want jobs here build bridges in Vietnam overnight. If we can die in Vietnam, we can live here.] Demand 10,000 jobs be given and on-the-job training be given in skilled work. Blacks want unions to adopt less discriminatory practices. [Union Council Pres, Thomas MURRAY - says discrimination existed before Civil Rights Act.] [Coalition spokesperson David REED - says we number 1500-2000 out of 100,000 in construction business] Contractors say they can hire blacks gradually, not at once. [President Builders Association Arthur O'NEILL - says we want to do what our economy can stand.] Mayor Richard Daley refuses to see coalition.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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