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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 10, 1971
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(Studio) 3 days ago 9 Catholic nun Detroit, Michigan, school teachers, resigned, charging parents as racists; church officials will not pressure nuns into changing minds.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Detroit, Michigan) Saint Raymond School never integrated; 9 nuns quit in protest of racist atmosphere, placing property values above God. Resignations discussed at meeting last night. [Unidentified NUN - says everyone must face reality of racism within themselves.] [Unidentified PARENTS - express concern about property values; say don't be afraid to admit bigotry, racism.] [Unidentified STUDENT - says fact that some kids come out of parish with social conscience is accomplishment in itself.] [Principal Sister Mary Margaret SLINGER - says church becoming aware of responsibilities, beginning to teach social awareness; hope action helps understanding.]
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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