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Mississippi Elections / Evers #445577

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1969
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(Studio) Out of 100 candidates, 25 blacks elected or be in runoffs in Mississippi elections. Charles Evers elected Fayette's mayor.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Fayette, Mississippi) Town ruled by whites since 1875. 5 Negro aldermen elected. Evers' brother Medgar Evers killed 6 years ago. [EVERS - says we won't mistreat whites like they mistreated us. Show United States what love can do for town.] [EX-Mayor R. J. ALLEN - holds no ill-will. Loves Fayette and Jefferson Cnty.] Evers says he'll resign after year if it doesn't work out.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles
Duration:
00:03:40

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