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Alabama / Racial Unrest, Police Shooting #291355

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 05, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Eufaula, Alabama) Racial unrest in Eufaula, Alabama, stemming from police shooting of 2 blacks examined; role of Southern Christian Leadership Conference in local demonstrations and marches noted. Films shown. [Mayor George LITTLE - claims police acted in self-defense.] [Moses JONES - notes victim Anthony Russaw was unarmed.] Police shooting of Anthony and Hamp Russaw on April 2 recalled; details given. Controversy arising over grand jury's failure to indict officers and resulting racial unrest discussed. [LITTLE - won't succumb to pressure.] [JONES - will continue boycott indefinitely.] Apparent weakening of black boycott against white merchants examined. [MAN - refuses to comment.] [Barbara MORRISON - doesn't understand situation.] Southern Christian Leadership Conference president Joseph Lowery reported calling for federal investigation of shooting.
REPORTER: Renee Ferguson

Dean, Morton;
Ferguson, Renee

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