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Black Church Fires #369978

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 18, 1996
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Art Rascon) Two more fires at black churches in the South reported; scenes shown from Kossuth, Mississippi. Announcement from Christian Coalition commander Ralph Reed of a campaign to raise a million dollars to rebuild and protect black churches reported. [REED - talks unity.] [Decatur, Georgia, pastor Reverend Colette GUNBY - speaks at the summit.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference Dr. Joseph LOWERY - says it is the right- wing conservatives like the Christian Coalition that fuel these extremists and cause racial hostility.] [Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Reverend Lawrence HAYGOOD, Baptist Church pastor Reverend Markel HUTCHINS - offer differing opinions on the Christian Coalition.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Stewart) The FBI investigation into the church fires featured; details and statistics given. [Arson/insurance expert Rick GILMAN - comments.]

Rascon, Art;
Rather, Dan;
Stewart, Jim

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