CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 16, 1979
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(Studio) Anti-segregation Brown versus Bd. of Educ. Supreme Court ruling recalled; National Urban League head Vernon Jordan's criticism of Supreme Court actions re: that decision quoted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Topeka, Kansas) Update on situation in Topeka since 1954 challenge to segregated public schools by Linda Brown and her father; photos shown. [Black community spokesperson Gary JACKSON - comments on present situation in Topeka.] School board's plan, approved by Department of Health, Education and Welfare and courts, outlined. HEW investigation after suit filed by Rene Johnson detailed. Films shown. Criticism of plan examined. [Black community spokesperson Leitha BAILEY - comments.] [School superintendent James GRAY - comments.] [Harvard Univ. School of Law Dean Wiley BRANTON - says segregation hasn't been eliminated.] Results of "Ebony" magazine poll of election officials with regard to situation stated.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry
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