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Desegregation / Louisiana #3449

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 19, 1969
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(Studio) Many schools closing for holidays mark end of segregation in South Supreme Court rejects Louisiana plea for reconsideration of integration now.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Evangeline Parish, LA) Nightclub and bar used as private school by white parents who refuse to integrate. Started Evangeline Academy rather than integrate. More than 1000 don't go to school at all because they can't pay for academy and parents refuse to let them integrate. [Principal Larry BROUSSARD - says public schools will continue to exist, but education quality to go down.] Negro children will be hurt by move.
REPORTER: Craig Spence

Reynolds, Frank;
Spence, Craig

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