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School Integration / Richmond, Virginia #228615

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1973
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(Studio) Supreme Court blocks controversial Richmond, Virginia, school busing plan with deadlocked decision.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Richmond, Virginia) Richmond city schools mostly black. County schools mostly white. In 1972, court ordered cross-district busing to achieve racial integration. Appeals court reversed decision. Now Supreme Court deadlocked. Justice Lewis Powell, once Virginia school board mbr., disqualified himself from case, thus allowing even vote. [Virginia attorney General Andrew MILLER - says is pleased with Supreme Court decision.] [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) attorney Jack GREENBERG - says tie decision in court sets no precedent for other busing cases.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

Cronkite, Walter;
Morton, Bruce

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