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Construction / Black Protest / Washington / Massachusetts #443585

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1969
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(Studio) Chicago's Black Coalition has demanded more construction jobs for blacks. Coalition, unions, and building industry agrees on 4,000 jobs for black workers.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Seattle, WA) 12 construction jobs at City's Airport. Federal Judge had ruled black trainees must be hired. 300 marches at airport due to little compliance. [Protest Leader Tyree SCOTT - says keep marching. Agreement not met.] Ticket sales at airline counters disrupted. Cnty. in state of emergency. Police move in and arrest 50; 2 injured.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Medford, Massachusetts) Black and white Tufts University students disagree with college admin. over number of black construction workers in John Volpe Construction Company Students say not enough hired for fed.-aided dormitory project. 100 black students lock themselves in construction site. [Black Construction WORKER - says no one will pay me for not working.] [White Construction WORKER - says get those guys out of there so I can work.] Students vote to stay out of classes 2 days. Tufts' President Burton Hallowell says he's asked court to intercede. Students want 15 more black workers.
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

Reporter(s):
Brelis, Dean;
Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don
Duration:
00:04:30

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