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2 Mississippi Delegations / Democratic Convention Fight / Coalitions #441441

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 12, 1968
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(Studio) Fight will occur at Democratic Convention over seating of 2 Mississippi delegations.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Jackson, Mississippi) For 6 weeks, headquarters for coalition of black and white liberals trying to set up new Democratic party here. Call selves "Loyal Democrats" Call regular party disloyal and anti-black. They held state convention Sunday Freedom Democrats joined by Mississippi Young Democrats and other groups. 3 Democratic candidates back this revolution. [Senator Walter MONDALE - says Humphrey supports your convention challenge. Chicago will be triumph for you. You will be challenged with building new Democratic party] Different opinions given by many different spkrs. Hero of conv., Charles Evers, responsible for organization coalition after regular party chose only 3 black delegates. [BLACK SPOKESPERSON - says whites across United States want Charles Evers dead like they wanted deaths of his brother, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy. Disgrace for anybody to think of running against Charles Evers.] Evers to lead Chicago challenge. [EVERS - says this is gain for Mississippi and US.] Group sings "We Shall Overcome."
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Atlanta, Georgia) Group bands together to protest closed convention Feels Democrats not listening to people. [Coalition for Open Convention Al lard LOWENSTEIN - says must be reevaluation of Democratic Party Pols. understand survival.] [Southern Christian Leadership Conference spokesperson Hosea WILLIAMS - says challenges going like chaff in wind unless there's coordination. Must be constructive non-violent demonstrations at convention Democratic Party can't afford bloodbath.] Most delegates unsure of chances for being seated at conv., but they'll try.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David;
Tucker, Lem
Duration:
00:06:20

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