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Eye On America: Supreme Court / Mississippi / College Racial Segregation #335868

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 13, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Jackson, Mississippi: Rita Braver) Racial segregation in Mississippi public colleges featured; scenes shown; historical 1962 footage shown of Mississippi governor denying a black man admission to University of Mississippi. Racial makeup of student body at University of Mississippi and Jackson State University compared; Supreme Court said to decide whether the state is responsible for disparities. Mississippi's claim that it is desegregated noted. [Higher education commissioner Ray CLEERE, Jackson State students Tonya JACKSON, Willard HART, Jackson State professor Mary COLEMAN, University of Mississippi students Jay NIX, Jackson State student Joseph HUMPHREY - comment.] Notion of separate but equal in the funding of Mississippi universities mentioned.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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