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Racial March / Tennessee #2962

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 11, 1969
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(Studio) Dr. Martin Luther King's successor, Reverend Ralph Abernathy, leads marches. 53 leaders arrested last night.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Memphis, Tennessee) City says no march. Abernathy and others charged with disorderly conduct. Disorder breaks out. Tear gas used. Abernathy and local leader, Reverend H. Ralph Jackson freed. [Reverend JACKSON - says going to make sure no children get hurt.] School boycott held; only 1/3 stayed home. Abernathy stays at motel where King assassinated. Peaceful march held. Demands are union recognition at hospital and black voice at public school.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Smith, Howard K.

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