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King Holiday #318091

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 18, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Martin Luther King, Junior, national holiday featured. Atlanta, Georgia, Ebenezer Baptist Church service shown honoring King. Black activist Rosa Parks shown being honored in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; details given. Phoenix, Arizona, parade shown. Evan Mecham mentioned repealing King holiday. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) NYC's racial unrest featured; scenes shown. [Black activist C. Vernon MASON - comments on racism's recurrence.] Howard Beach, New York, incident reviewed; scenes shown. [MAN - comments on Howard Beach tragedy.] Brooklyn, New York, Christmas beating of blacks by whites featured. [VICTIM - says happy to have survived.] [MAN - says neighborhood will always be white.] Black gang members shown being arrested after attacking white taxi driver in Manhattan, New York. NYC's racial violence rate reported doubling in 1987. [Black activist Reverend Wyatt T. WALKER - comments on situation.] Some New York City black leaders noted protesting against Mayor Ed Koch. [KOCH - defends position.] Civil rights activists quoted. [New York ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Norman SIEGEL - comments on civil rights movement in North] [Howard Beach special prosecutor Charles HYNES - fears community riots.] NYC protests compared to 1960's movement in South.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Continue racism in parts of South discussed. Report introduced

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Confederate flag's important to South discussed; details given, scenes shown. [MAN - says flag is part of heritage.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) reported attempting to prevent flag from flying. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) spokesperson Earl SHINHOSTER - discusses flag's symbolism.] [Alabama state representative Thomas REED - wants flag removed from state capitol.] Resistance to flag removal mentioned. [SC state senate Glenn McCONNELL - refuses to forget Civil War dead.] Ku Klux Klan members shown hoisting flag. [Atlanta mayor Andrew YOUNG - says flag controversy not worth effort.] Civil rights groups' anti-flag actions detailed.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter;
Schlesinger, Richard

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