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Martin Luther Kings Assassination Anniversary #228353

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 1973
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(Studio) Ceremonies honor memory Martin Luther King on fifth anniversary of his assassination.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) When news Martin Luther King's assassination April 4, 1968, reached DC's black ghetto, city erupted into burning and rioting like many others. 12 left dead and $15 million worth property damage done. Little done to rebuild inner city. [Reverend Walter FAUNTROY - dedicates new low income housing project.] 4 years ago Nixon pledged aid to inner city for rebuilding. [NIXON - says January 29, 1969, is time to begin building inner city.] [FAUNTROY - says President promised to rebuild but nothing has happened. Businesses haven't moved in as expected.] [DC Mayor Walter WASHINGTON - says housing money freeze doesn't mean end of progress for DC'S old riot area.]
REPORTER: Hal Walker

Cronkite, Walter;
Walker, Hal

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