NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 12, 1968
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(Studio) 400 black elected officials now in states of the Confederacy. Half now meet in Atlanta, Georgia.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Atlanta, Georgia) Southwide Black Elected Officials meet in Atlanta. Black power growth in South noted. Meeting. sponsored by Voter Education Project of S. Regional Council [Texas state representative Curtis GRAVES - emphasizes innovative ideas.] [County Supervisor Suffolk, Virginia, Moses REDDICK - talks of educational, race relations problems. Says his board is made up of red-necks.] [Democratic Party Chairperson, Sumter Company, Alabama, Reverend F. N. NIXON - says came here to learn.] [Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Lawrence GUYOT, Junior - emphasizes role of new officials.] Meeting rambles, due to new role for blacks.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn