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University of Mississippi / Black Students #302272

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 09, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Oxford, Mississippi) James Meredith recalled integrating University of Mississippi in 1962 civil rights battle; films shown. School's recruitment of blacks now examined; Brice Williams' scholarship cited as example [Chancellor River Gerald TURNER - wants school to be university for entire state.] Dropout rate among blacks at University of Mississippi noted. [Teacher-counselor Hattie NALLS - considers factors contributing to black dropout rate.] [TURNER - notes unique problems faced by black students.] [Student Nadene DUNLAP - explains disadvantage black students perceive when they enter Ole Miss.] Nall's mentor program described. [Mentor Polly WILLIAMS - wants students to be aware of programs available.] [WILLIAMS - doesn't anticipate dropping out.] [DUNLAP - considers time involved in affecting change.] [TURNER - believes nation and state will benefit with more black Ole Miss graduates.]

McManus, Jim;
Schieffer, Bob

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