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LBJ Library / Civil Rights Symposium #221079

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 12, 1972
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(Studio) At L.B. Johnson Library, civil rights symposium underway with opening of LBJ documents on civil rights
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Austin, Texas) Yesterday LBJ received praise of former Chief Justice Supreme Court Earl Warren. Today many civil rights activists on hand. [L.B. JOHNSON - eulogizes progress, expresses hopes.] Reverend Kendall Smith confronts security guards, demanding conference take stand on civil rights now. Says he speaks for CORE's Roy Innis. [SMITH - says wants symposium to go on record for supporting National Urban League's call for black summit with President Nixon.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) 's Clarence MITCHELL - says LBJ has courage to speak out against white demagogues. Mitchell speaks out against black demagogues.] LBJ is now identified with civil rights movement of 1960's.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal
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00:02:50

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