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Supreme Court / Busing Decision #235471

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 1974
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(Studio) Divided Supreme Court rules on busing school children for racial balance.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Court rules against court-ordered busing across school district lines in Detroit, Michigan. Ruling to affect desegregation throughout country Chief Justice Warren Burger reads decision; details given. Justice Thurgood Marshall claims decision is setback. Detroit case grew out of Ronald Bradley's situation in Detroit. Details of suit outlined. Decision to affect 5 other cities directly and other cities with black majorities. [Detroit NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) attorney Elliot HALL - expresses disappointment with ruling.] [Detroit board of education Freeman FLYNN - thinks ruling to prove disastrous.] [Vice President Gerald FORD - believes decision helps United States step forward in desegregation dilemma.] [Michigan Governor William MILLIKEN - expresses pleasure at Supreme Court decision.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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