NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 15, 1968
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(Studio) "Poor Peoples' March" leader goes to take command of Negro demonstrations against local North Carolina integration plan. 100 arrested so far.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Swanqtr., North Carolina) Negroes march against plan to abolish all-black schools. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference Golden FRINKS - says there's compromise for both sides. Must have control of own schools.] Most of Negro students stay away from schools. 3 years ago under freedom of choice plan, Negroes could attend white schools. Few Negroes transferred. [BLACK STUDENT - says doesn't want to leave; wants to show what black children in community did.] [2nd STUDENT - speaks of sports.] [3rd STUDENT - doesn't feel we'd be treated right.] [School Supt. Allen BUCKLEW - says blacks know they won't have complete control of schools after they're integrated.] Black students let off steam before demonstration. Negroes and highway patrol non-violent. Blacks object to 1 way integration. Negroes want to stay in and control black schools.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
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