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Hatcher / Gary, Indiana, Mayor #240299

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1975
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(Studio) Richard Hatcher 1st black many ever elected mayor of Gary, IN,without white support. Seeks reelection tomorrow without that support.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Gary, IN) Hatcher's alleged indifference to whites has become major issue in campaign. Dozier Allen is Hatcher's main opponent. [ALLEN - says he'll work to bring people of Gary closer together.] Downtown Gary closing up and moving away. [White store manager Bob COLON - says remaining store owners scared and carrying guns.] [HATCHER - cites money and resources brought into city during his tenure that have helped people of Gary.] Although many whites seem disillusioned with Gary, many whites aren't. [Doug GRIMES - says there are tremendous opportunities for young people wanting to get involved in public service.]
REPORTER: Randy Daniels

Daniels, Randy;
Mudd, Roger

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