Search the Archive

Mississippi Elections / Evers #445973

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(Studio) 177 black Democrats run in Mississippi primaries, including civil rights leader, Charles Evers.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Fayette, Mississippi) Evers runs for mayor and 5 blacks run for aldermen. Evers defeated in Congress race last year This could be 1st complete black takeover of South town. [EVERS - says all-black government better than all-white. Will prove to country black leaders just as good as white.] [18 years Mayor R. J. ALLEN - expects to win because of colored friends. Doesn't hate Evers.] [Farmer Lofus FELTON - says 2 good men running.] Evers fears Negroes won't support aldermen for fear of losing jobs and because they're not used to ruling selves.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles
Duration:
00:03:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.