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Private Clubs and Segregation #20964

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 12, 1972
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(Studio) Supreme Court rules private clubs may refuse service to blacks who are brought in as guests, even if they hold state liquor licenses. Question of black mbrship in such clubs not at issue. Case brought by K. Leroy Irvis, black majority leader, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, who was denied service at a Moose Lodge in Marrisburg, Pennsylvania.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Moose Lodge l07 in Harrisburg is segregated, accepting only white members and guests. Irvis, not served because he is black, asked state to withdraw lodge's liquor license. Supreme Court says granting liquor license isn't enough to label state as condoning segregation. [IRVIS - worried about implications of Supreme Court decision. Black people may begin to doubt forum of courts] Maine has canceled Elks lodges' liquor licenses because of segregation. Fraternal orgs. fight back for right to privacy.
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

Kaplow, Herbert;
Reasoner, Harry

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