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Desegregation / Administration Reaction #2811

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Admin. to support Supreme Court's desegregation decision, unlike Eisenhower administration, which didn't support 1954 ruling.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) President Nixon earlier said anyone thinking of instant integration would be an extreme group. President speaks of problems of Court decisions, esp. those of educational facilities and teacher assignments. Both used as delaying tactics for 15 years Admin. now turns to enforcement.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Justice and Department of Health, Education and Welfare Depts. promise to enforce decision. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch says Department won't tolerate more delays. Department of Health, Education and Welfare originally asked for Mississippi delay.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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