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Alabama / Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit #323837

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 24, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Birmingham, Alabama: Peter Van Sant) Civil rights struggle in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, recalled; historic scenes shown. Whites reported bringing suit against Birmingham's black mayor and mostly black city council because of alleged reverse discrimination. [White plaintiff's attorney Gene RUTLEDGE - comments on voting rights act.] Nature of Birmingham's government discussed. [Ex-city council member Bettye Fine COLLINS - says whites no longer have voice in city government] Mayor Richard Arrington noted accused of running political machine in Birmingham. [ARRINGTON - denies allegations.] Lawsuit expected to dissolve city's at-large voting system and establish district voting.

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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