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Newark, New Jersey / Black Lib. Flag / Schools #214432

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 02, 1971
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(Studio) Newark, New Jersey, has 80% black enrollment. School board votes to fly black liberation flag in classes with black majority.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Newark, New Jersey) Protest voiced over black liberate flag in classes, black ntlist. overtones, influence of playwright, LeRoi Jones. [Newark school bd. member 17 year old Lawrence HAMM - says things beneficial to blacks always controversial. Real issue not black flag, but quality education.] [School board member John CERVASE - opposes flag, says students American 1st, black 2nd.] [Negro Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - opposes flag for dividing community.) Newark schools have 4 of 5 students black; flag issue potentially explosive.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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