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Desegregation / School Busing #230070

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 1973
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(Studio) Court-ordered busing begins as public school opens in Memphis, Tennessee. No incidents occur. Busing becomes issue all over South
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Memphis, Tennessee) [Reverend West Wayne ALLEN - prays for private white Protestant schools opened in Memphis.] Public school enrollment down. Reaction taken from parents sending children to private schools. [Director of education for Memphis Catholic schools Sister Gwen McMAHON - says she doesn't want Catholic schools to become haven for those fleeing public schools.] Parents react to private and public schools
REPORTER: Robert Bahr

(Charlotte, North Carolina) School board uses lottery plan to determine locations for ea. student. Extensive busing must be used. [Antibusing leader Mrs. Ruth HOLDEN - believes supporters must boycott busing plans.] Attempts for boycott fail as students arrive for 1st day of school in normal numbers
REPORTER: Bruce Hall

Bahr, Robert;
Cronkite, Walter;
Hall, Bruce

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