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California / Marine Base Racial Disturbances #244138

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 06, 1976
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(Studio) Pre-trial hearing for 3 black Marines accused of attacking white Marines they believed Ku Klux Klan members begins today; there's disturbance at hearing.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Camp Pendleton, California) Incident took place at Camp Pendleton, California. Hearing today is for Lance Corporal Bobby River Bishop, Pfc. Don. Hunter and sergeant William Spencer. Outside hearing, members of committee against racism demonstrate; group clashes with Grand Wizard of Klan and some followers when they arrive. Grand Wizard David Duke says he's not hurt by attack. [DUKE - says whites in Marines discriminated against.] Urban League representative Myonia Gibbs says latest is only racial incident at Pendleton. [GIBBS - says there had to be provocation other than what has been brought out for attacks and League concerned with regard to possible Marine Corporation coverup.] Reporter notes legal procedure after hearing.
REPORTER: Harold Dow Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, Harold

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