NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1969
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(Studio) 3 Federal Judges order Georgia school system to desegregate by March 1. Order state Board of Education to deny funds to district that won't comply. Admin. devised plan of going after segregation by state.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Atlanta, Georgia) 81 districts affected. School board meets. [Georgia School Supt. Jack NIX - says no other alternate but to comply.] [Bd. member James PETERS - agrees with statement. We'll work out of it.] [Governor Lester MADDOX - says court and federal government saying we don't care what happens to your children or ed. Calls it criminal action by government Govt. carrying out demands of Communist Party Should tell government children come before Communists] Maddox to ask teachers and parents to refuse.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn
(DC) Justice Department tactics used in Georgia show that State School Bds. must help desegregate.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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