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Democratic Convention / Credentials Committee / Alabama #441615

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 1968
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(Convention Floor) Credentials Committee decides to seat 1/2 Georgia regular delegates and 1/2 of challengers. Both threaten fight. Reg. Alabama delegation challenged by 2 groups. 1 claims Negroes not repd. fairly and other claims point of delegation supporting George Wallace. 8 other states' challenges dismissed. Floor fights threatened. Challenges from 3 more states to be heard. [Challenger Charles MORGAN JR. - says 67 sheriffs in Alabama.] [Challenger Mrs. Virinia DURR - says 1 black sheriff in state.] [MORGAN - asks Durr if there is a Negro circuit judge, county judge, court of appeals judge, Supreme Court justice, governor since Reconstruction, Senator, member Alabama House Representatives, state senate, county chairperson of Demo Party, policeman and National Guardsman in Alabama.] [DURR - answers no to each question.] [Challenger Reverend William BRANCH - says political padlock has locked up Alabama's true progress. Truth upside down to say Alabama is all right.] [Reg. Robert VANCE - says nobody excluded. Wire head of Alabama Democratic Party before qualification deadline. Didn't want misunderstanding or anyone to say they were closed out.]
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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