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Wrightsville, Georgia / Racial Demonstrations #269871

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 12, 1980
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(Studio) Report with regard to racial incidents in Wrightsville, Georgia, introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Wrightsville, Georgia) Demonstrations by Ku Klux Klan shown. [Resident Betty PAGE - expresses her opinion with regard to desegregation.] Wrightsville said town that changes of civil rights era missed. Demonstration by blacks shown, [Self-styled White Racist (sic) J.B. STONER - calls civil rts. laws communist laws.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Joseph LOWERY - leads black demonstrators.] Georgia state police shown keeping black and white demonstrators separated.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Schieffer, Bob;
Teichner, Martha

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