NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1969
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(Studio) Classes resume at City College, New York. Fights break out between blacks, whites, and Puerto Ricans. Finley Hall heavily damaged by fire.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(NYC) Blacks, who are in program for disadvantaged, want more control of program or separate one, and separate orientation for blacks and Puerto Rican freshmen. Demand all education majors study black, Spanish, and Puerto Rican history. [President Dr. Buell GALLAGHER - says basic purposes of demands accepted by him 3 mos. ago. At work on 2 of them 6 mos, ago. Agitation interfered with goals.] Some whites want police to remain to prevent further violence. Fighting, violence, and fires break out. Becomes racial issue. CCNY in heart of Harlem neighborhood.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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