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Newark / Teachers' Strike #214828

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 11, 1971
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(Studio) Racial problems related to teachers' strike in Newark, New Jersey.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Newark, New Jersey) Strike, a battle between 2/3 white teachers' union and black activists at City Hall. [School board member Jesse JACOBS - says not going to let teachers' union take money from city.] [Teachers' Union Spokesperson Frank FIORITO - says board of education trying to destroy union.] Union feels threatened by Committee for Unified Newark, led by poet, playwright LeRoi Jones with influence at City Hall. [JONES - says Newark needs teachers' union composed of local administration group, predominately black reflecting fact of mostly black students.] [Civil Rights Leader Bayard RUSTIN - says blacks who use violence cannot win.] Teachers' Union President car fire- bombed, strikers assaulted by blacks. [Teachers' Union President Carole GRAVES - says trying everything to bust union.] [AFL-CIO Spokesperson John BROWN - says AFL-CIO not let any group destroy union.] [Mayor Kenneth GIBSON - says LeRoi Jones' opinion just one of 400,000 in Newark.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne (Film by WCBS-TV)

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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