NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 19, 1969
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(Studio) 1 reason for racial unrest is presence of white businessmen in predominantly black areas. Shopping center in Delaware hasn't met with instant success.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Wilmington, DE) Shopping center in black neighborhood owned by blacks. [Owner Reverend James DANDRIDGE - feels venture failed because of lack of cooperation from black community.] Vandalism and young boys fighting keep customers away[DANDRIDGE - declares people afraid of hoodlum element.] [Owner Harry YOUNG - feels generation gap causing trouble.] [DANDRIDGE - says police afraid of coming here.] [Cnty. Executive William CONNOR - reports limited number of policemen-on duty.] [YOUNG - reports people haven't gotten together and said they're proud of center] [Student Roland BYRD - thinks vandalism is shame. Young trying to do something for community.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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