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Oklahoma / School Talent Show Racial Incident #250218

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 1977
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(Studio) Report on climax to incident in Boynton, OK, involving speech by Martin Luther King, Junior
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boynton, OK) Background of incident involving school officials' cancellation of talent show rather than let Sherida Jones read King's speech, and racial tension it brought to Boynton, given. [JONES - reads speech.] White parents' actions in keeping many white children away from school today noted. [Parent Jacquetta BOWDEN - says all her children attended; isn't prejudiced.] [Daughter Karla BOWDEN - isn't prejudiced.] Karla was only white member of junior class to perform. [JONES - cites feelings with regard to being able to read speech.]
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter

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