NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 03, 1969
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(Studio) Sometimes Civil Rights groups act as catalysts with unexpected results.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Dorchester Cnty., SC) Desegregation plan carried out without effects, until 200 Indian children try to get into Ridgeville Elementary School. They had been schooled at Four Holes, South Carolina with 3 teachers for 7 grades. 15 of 70 admitted. Southern Christian Leadership Conference and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) began protests outside of school, which led to arrests. [Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader John REYNOLDS - says either educate me, jail me, or kill me.] Arrests shown. Whites angry at blacks organization of Indian protests. [Cnty. School Supt. J.R. BELL - believes militants are pressing this cause. It would take us 60 days to get more classrooms, and longer to get teachers.] [REYNOLDS - says facilities can be gotten to give children proper education.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs