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Desegregation / Mississippi Reaction #2812

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1969
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(Studio) Decision to affect black and white children.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Yazoo City, Mississippi) Mississippi spends twice as many $ for each white child as black. [Principal Yazoo Junior High Eugene WARD - says integration can be done now if people want it to be done.] Mississippi Attorney General warned of trouble from angry parents. Fayette Mayor Charles Evers says troublemakers should get out of Mississippi. [Female STUDENT - says black students can't get along with white teachers.] [Male STUDENT - says rather go to segregated school. Teachers will be prejudiced.] [2nd FEMALE - says teachers put us in back.] Large number of whites may be required to attend integrated schools. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Attorney Mel LEVENTHAL - says if whites withdraw from public schools, they'll have been ones to destroy it.] Mississippi blacks feel they've won major Civil Rights victory, in spite of President
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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