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Black America 1983 (Part I) #292376

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 22, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(No location given) [August 28, 1963, Martin Luther KING, Junior - "I have a dream..." speech.] Cultural factors affecting black Americans' attitudes towards family unit and society examined; reunion of Rachel Wissett-Blanks family cited as example [Ella ANDERSON - recalls grandmother's strength, determination.] Educ. achievements of Wissett-Blanks family and importance of education to blacks in breaking poverty cycle discussed; black college enrollment since 1962 graphed on screen; functional literacy rate among US blacks noted. [Former EEOC director Eleanor NORTON - cites role of education in black economic advancement.] [Robert BLANKS - fears not returning to job.] Blanks' layoff from Chattanooga firm cited as example of employment dangers faced by blacks; details given. Impact of high technology revolution on black males considered. [Alphonso FEW, Francis STEGER, Robert BLANKS - describe psychological trauma caused by layoffs.] Sociological pressures and strains of continuing poverty on black family unit noted.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Kurtis, Bill;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:05:30

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