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Mississippi Elections / Evers #445973

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 09, 1969
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(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

Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles

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