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Civil Rights March / Alabama #282496

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 06, 1982
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(Studio) Purposes of civil rights march to Montgomery, Alabama, reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Pickens Cnty., Alabama) Conviction of Julia Wilder and Maggie Bozeman for voting fraud recalled. Southern Christian Leadership Conf. noted staging march to persuade Congress to extend Voting Rights Act. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph LOWERY - states women convicted only because of color.] [Walter FAUNTROY - calls conviction "legal lynching."] Extent of march described; participation by Coretta King, Jesse Jackson, and Andrew Young noted. Martin Luther King, Junior's march to Montgomery 17 years ago recalled.

Ford, Sam;
Schieffer, Bob

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