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NAACP / Wilkins #252944

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 1977
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(Studio) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) undergoes transition.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Saint Louis, Missouri) Roy Wilkins is stepping down as head of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) after 22 years Reports of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) plagued by internal trouble and external attacks noted. Wilkins expresses impatience with cntrymen.'s continued conflicts over equal rights. [WILKINS - says it's taken people so long to make up minds; wants to hurry it along and get it over with.] Wilkins' successor is minister, attorney and Federal Communications Commission member Benjamin Hooks. [HOOKS - notes difficulty in succeeding Wilkins.] Problems facing group noted. [HOOKS - says there'll be action.] Hooks' comments with regard to NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) involvement in south Africa and ties with organized labor and Democratic party noted.
REPORTER: Renee Poussaint

Cronkite, Walter;
Poussaint, Renee

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