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Integration / Aid Cuts #441003

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 08, 1968
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(Studio) Reports on districts where federal aid cut off when they refused to integrate.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Ridgeville, SC) Victoria Delee worked in cotton fields as child; went up to 6th grade. She enrolled her children in white school. [DELEE - says children beat up in school. Told children they'd have to go through this to show other Negroes it could be done and the Lord would take care of them. Would hate whites if didn't have God in her heart. They took away our rights. Feel sorry for them.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Dooley Cnty., Georgia) Federal government cut off aid to 94 districts. Money cut off here and Negro schools suffer most.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Byromville, Georgia) Free lunches stopped when aid cut. Many only play at lunch. Specialized teachers not hired. Aid cut off, but integration and Negro children not helped.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Unadilla, Georgia) Mrs. Elizabeth Unter and 8 children suffer for their stand on integration. No 1 hires her, she's refused welfare &house is stoned.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(No Location Given) [Department of Health, Education and Welfare spokesperson Paul RILLING - desires to help districts qualify for funds and help them desegregate. Tragic that loss of friends permitted. Children pay price for cut. Hopes program will shorten period of unequal opportunity.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Dooley Cnty., Georgia) Cts. will force integration here eventually.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:05:30

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