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De Mau Mau #220373

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 23, 1972
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(Studio) Last week in Chicago, Illinois, 9 members black group, De Mau Mau, arrested and charged with murder of 9 whites.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) In Vietnam, racial tensions ran deep among American servicemen. Blacks formed orgs. to counter racism; De Mau Mau was 1. Back in ghettos, black vets. feel used. Of 9 De Mau Mau members arrested in Chicago, 4 are Vietnam vets. [Defense attorney Richard HALPIN - says no evidence that org. is dedicated to killing whites. Calls for investigation rather than shock headlines which could start race war.] All white vets. find it difficult to get jobs. [May, 1972, film of riots at job fair shown.] [Black veteran complains he needs a job.] Vet. unemployment statistics graphed. [Black veteran Sam CAMPBELL - says white employers shut doors to his kind.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) presents figures to Black Congress caucus showing figures of black service discharges, other than honorable. These men cannot find jobs. Defense Department investigates. [Black veteran says people assume he's on dope because he was in Vietnam.]
REPORTER: Jeff Williams

Cronkite, Walter;
Williams, Jeff

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