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Chattanooga / Racial Unrest #271924

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1980
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(Studio) Continued racial unrest in Chattanooga, Tennessee, reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chattanooga, Tennessee) Current racial violence examined; films shown. Violence recalled stemming from all-white jury's acquittal of 2 KKK members and light sentencing of another in shooting of 4 black women; details of April incident given, photos shown. [Victim Katherine JOHNSON - says black retaliation is justified; notes probable consequence had black men shot white women.] Reverend Jesse Jackson's arrival in Chattanooga and call for national action against Ku Klux Klan cited. [JACKSON - comments.] Efforts by Mayor Charles Rose to decrease violence outlined; federal government said possibly prosecuting Klansmen for violation of civil rights.
REPORTER: Sam Ford (WDEF-TV newstape)

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:01:50

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