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Racial Discrimination / Michigan / Urban Renewal Project #240228

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 1975
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(Studio) In Hamtramck, Michigan, court finds local and federal government guilty of hsing. discrimination in controversial urban renewal project,
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hamtramck, Michigan) Court of Appeals upholds federal Judge Damon Keith's ruling in favor of black residents. Blacks claim they were systematically pushed out of city by urban renewal. [Attorney Michael BARNHART - says black population reduced 50% during period in 60's.] Under court ruling, displaced blacks must be contacted and their interest in returning to Hamtramck determined. Further details of ruling outlined. [Acting Hamtramck mayor William KOZERSKI - doesn't think city tried to get rid of blacks.] [Black, Willie BLANCHARD firmly believes he and other residents forced to move by urban renewal project.] Blanchard and 15 other displaced families have no plans to return to Hamtramck.
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Cronkite, Walter;
Daniels, Randy

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