CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1978
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(Studio) Agreement reached by state of Georgia and federal government concerning better plan for equalizing racial balance of students and teachers in state colleges and univs. reported Another state involved in similar dispute is Oklahoma, whose plan was accepted by government last month, but is now in fight at state level.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) Issue in Oklahoma involves Langston College, established as black school in days of segregation, and is result of demonstrations by Langston students at state legislature and feeling of some legislators that school should get no money and should be closed. Bill sponsored by state rep. Jerry Smith would shut Langston. [SMITH - thinks there's no place in today's society for segregated institution for one race or another.] [State rep. Bernard McINTYRE - says Langston is symbol of history and wants to maintain that and not close all black insts. for sake of segregation.] Mtg. of Langston student body noted. [Student body president Bill STROTHER - promises hard fight if anyone tries to close Langston.] Prospects for bill's passage and future question of state support for institution that educates blacks almost exclusively stated.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg