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Civil Rights / Luverne, Alabama #247653

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1976
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(Studio) Report on Voting Rights Act of 1965 and effect on Luverne, Alabama.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Luverne, Alabama) Reporter notes change in lifestyle of town after Voting Rights Act and integration. [Civil rights leader James KOLB - says some progress made, but greatest ahead.] [Luverne Mayor Ed TURNER, JR. - says black couldn't be elected to mayor's post for about another 10 years] No blacks on city cncl., 2 on police force. Integration process noted along with private all-white school. [Public school principal Charles SPORT - says hasn't hurt in school as many had thought.] [KOLB - says hopes of next generation on few thinking white people and 1 black person now and then.] Reporter notes attitudes on both sides slow to change; integration will take place at South's own pace.
REPORTER: David Dick

Dick, David;
Mudd, Roger

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