Search the Archive

Supreme Court / School and Job Discrimination #246608

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 25, 1976
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Supreme Court rules 7-2 that most private schools shouldn't racially discriminate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Virginia) July `73 film shown. Michael McCrary excluded from Bobbe's School because his parents were interacial couple. Another black child rejected by Bobbe's and Fairfax Brewster School. Parents sued both schools. Southern Independent School Association entered case on side of the private schools.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(DC) Supreme Court says private schools don't have right to practice segregation. Justice Potter Stewart cites major opinion based on 1866 law. Justices Byron White and William Rehnguist say Congress never intended 1866 law to ban racial segregation.
REPORTER: Fred Graham Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Virginia) [Principal Fairfax-Brewster school Robert REISS - says private schools that don't receive public money should accept whatever students they want.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Mississippi) Mississippi will be most affected by ruling.

(Mississippi) [Mississippi civil rights spokesperson Charles EVERS - hopes decision will knock out private schools. Court should have closed them down.]
REPORTER: Keith Gladser (WLBT-TV)

(DC) Justice Thurgood Marshall cited major opinion that civilrts. laws protect whites who lose jobs due to racial discrimination. Court didn't decide question with regard to reverse discrimination.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Court rules 7-1 to uphold Massachusetts law forcing state police to retire at 50. Court rules unions and employers can pressure each other peacefully during labor disputes without state interference. Wisconsin case noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.