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(Studio) Impact of 1965 Voting Rights Act, resulting from Selma, Alabama, civil rights efforts, on Mississippi black voters noted; the act said due to expire next year President Reagan's silence on matter mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Livingston, Alabama) Reaction in black community to possibility that Voting Rights Act won't be renewed examined. [Reverend F.F. NIXON - pledges commitment.] Demographic data on Sumpter Cnty., Alabama, outlined; criticism of reidentification regulation examined. [Civil rights activist Albert TURNER - calls for campaign against reidentification.] Positions of blacks and whites in county on issue cited. [State legislature Preston Mann MINUS - explains his sponsorship of reiden. bill.] [School board Wendell PARIS - calls its surreptitious racism.] [Attorney Drayton PRUITT, MINUS - defense regulation.] [Judge Eddie HARDAWAY - thinks it's effort to get blacks off voting rolls.] Justice Department noted suing county over reiden. under Voting Rights Act. [PRUITT, PARIS - express opposing views on Voting Rights Act.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
- Morton, Bruce;
- Rather, Dan
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