CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 23, 1982
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(Studio) Boycott by Harvard's black law students following school's invitation to leading civil rights attorney for lecture reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Cambridge, Massachusetts) Controversy following appointed of Jack Greenberg to teach course on racial discrimination and civil rights examined; his role in 1954 Supreme Court case Brown versus Bd. of Educ., NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) legal defense fund, his association with Bayard Rustin, Whitney Young, Roy Wilkins, Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior recalled. Photos shown. [Black American Law Students Association spokesperson Muhammed KENYATTA - explains reason for boycotting course.] Course noted taught by Greenberg and Julius Chambers, president of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) legal defense fund. [Prof. Martin KILSON - opposes using Greenberg to do battle over issue of minority representative on Harvard faculty.] Current status of black faculty at law school outlined on screen. [Asian Law Students Association spokesperson Mari MAYEDA - supports boycott.] [Harvard Lawyers Guild spokesperson Jennifer WRIGGINS - thinks issue is segregated nature of Harvard faculty.] Law school dean's letter to students criticizing boycott quoted on screen. [Assistant law professor Christopher EDLEY - is skeptical about school's integration efforts; opposes boycott.] [STUDENT - comments on recent visit of Greenberg and Chambers.] Current status of controversy noted. [STUDENT - suggests alternative action by students.] School's commitment to course mentioned. [STUDENT - comments.]
REPORTER: Steve Young