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Southern Christian Leadership Conference Conference / Abernathy #441509

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 1968
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(Studio) At Southern Christian Leadership Conference, rumored leadership would be taken from Reverend Ralph David Abernathy.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Memphis, Tennessee) After Wedsnesday board meeting, Abernathy emerged strong as ever. He and others shown at black arts festival. Delivers first presidential address today. [ABERNATHY - says won't walk with Governor Kirk and other South governors. anymore when they're in trouble. Won't turn to violence but won't be American's babysitters. Give jobs to jobless and feed hungry. Tells Dick (Nixon) and George (Wallace) that they must deal with blacks in South if want vote. Doesn't want Mr. Humphrey and Democrats to feel they have black vote in hip pocket. May have blackout in Presidential election.] Southern Christian Leadership Conference to stay nonviolent and to continue fight for racial brotherhood.

Huntley, Chet;
Matney, Bill

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