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Negro Vote #341

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 30, 1968
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(Studio) 22 million Negroes in US; 9% of Negro population may sit this election out.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Studio) More conservative Negro leadership asserts itself due to George Wallace candidacy to get out the vote.

(No Location Given) [Reverend Ralph ABERNATHY - says nothing to gain by black boycott. Black and poor vote can determine next president]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(NYC) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) takes to sts. to get out Negro vote against Wallace.

(Chicago, Illinois) Negroes flock to political rallies. Hubert Humphrey only major candidate to campaign in ghettos. Felt Vice President to get 85% Negro vote.

(Church Hill, Mississippi) Pol. mtqs. held in South [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Director Mississippi Charles EVERS - says 98% Negroes in area registered. To vote in all elections.] Evers took over where murdered brother, Medgar, left off. [EVERS - cites registration progress. Militants are a joke; haven't done anything. Let's reject racism.] Congregations will be reminded when and how to vote.

(NYC) [Reverend Wyatt WALKER - supports Vice President Humphrey for President Says his pols. based on ntlism. Will be for whatever helps Negroes.] 2 million more blacks registered than in 1964. Big Negro vote could make difference in election.

(Studio) Most Negroes feel Johnson administration did more for civil rights than all President Black vote alienated against Republicans and George Wallace.

Goode, Mal;
Smith, Howard K.

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