CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 25, 1971
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(Studio) Metro subway system being constructed in DC.
REPORTER: Charles Kuralt
(DC) 1st trains to run in 1973; system to stretch 97 mile, cost $3 billion; despite 70% Washington, DC population black, less than 1/3 of 1% of construction projects awarded to black contractors. [Representative Walter FAUNTROY - says big contractors presently getting contracts; then subletting to black contractors.] [Minority Contractors Assistance spokesperson Dickie CARTER - says of upcoming contracts, minority contractors could do job on 10% of them.] [Metro vice-chairperson Reverend Jerry MOORE - doesn't consider subletting to black contractors solution to problem.] [Metro chairperson Carlton SICKLES - says nature of contracts to keep costs down, contracts must be awarded to big contractors; in everyone's interest to get metro built cheaply, quickly.] [FAUNTROY - says blacks and poor people must be let into system.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker