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Campaign 1976 / Carter / Church Membership #40694

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 01, 1976
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(Studio) Carter's home church in Plains, Georgia, doesn't have Sunday services in order to keep Reverend Clennon King of Albany, Georgia, from trying to join; church's pastor, Reverend Bruce Edwards, doesn't agree with church deacons and he says they've asked for his resignation, but he doesn't plan to tender it. Reverend King tried to run for President through Republican party and Afro-American party Carter's attention turned to matter as he campaigns in California.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Los Angeles, California) Carter comments on situation; says he won't resign from church in protest but continue, as mbr., to fight for black mbrship. [CARTER - comments on situation; cites reasons he'll stay in church.] When Carter arrived in Los Angeles, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior, Mrs. Coretta King was with him; her comments noted. From here Carter goes to Flint, Michigan, and then home to election day of uncertainty.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Reasoner, Harry

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