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Desegregation / Mississippi / Supreme Court #443005

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 23, 1969
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(Studio) Govt. and Mississippi ask for delay in desegregation there. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) brought case before Supreme Court
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund Attorney, Jack Greenberg, says South's motto is: "Litigation forever." Assistant Attorney General Jerris Leonard insists end of road in sight. Justice Hugo Black complained of too many plans and not enough options. Talk of desegregation order by Thanksgiving holidays.

(Meridian, Mississippi) 2 HSs in town; 1 has some blacks, other all black. Integration plan delayed due to administration and logistical problem. [School Supt Dr. L.O. TODD - says long-term planning needed.] Equipment problems exist. [President NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Reverend Richard PORTER - says 5 years really needed, but law abiders could find means to do it.] [TODD - says logistic problems to take 6-8 mos. at minimum.]
REPORTER: Carl Stern Artist: John Gribbin Ron Nessen

Huntley, Chet;
Stern, Carl

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