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Disannexation / Gary, Indiana #445425

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 07, 1969
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(Studio) Mostly white area trying to secede from mostly black Gary, IN.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Gary, IN) Glen Park section separated from inner city. After Richard Hatcher elected mayor, disannexation process begins. Signatures of 51% residents needed to start procedures. [Petition Procurer Robert STEPHENSON - says mayor calls attempt racism. Community interested in getting job done. Not concerned with racism.] Hatcher counters by talking to small property owner groups. [HATCHER - says movement gives some chance to further political ambitions.] Hatcher feels rebuilding inner city more important than Glen Park.
REPORTER: Bill Matney, Joseph Angotti

Brinkley, David;
Matney, Bill;
Angotti, Joseph

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