NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 30, 1969
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(Studio) 6 Negroes elected to offices in Greene Cnty., Alabama. Gain control of county commission and education board. Supreme Court ordered election after candidates ordered off ballot last November Admin. now trying to change 1965 Voting Rights Act.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) Senator Birch Bayh quotes Whitney Young and says minor changes to widen gap between blacks and government [BAYH - says administration can't afford to lose faith from black communities.] Attorney General John Mitchell wants to drop pts. of law offensive to South [MITCHELL - says Young speaks without enough information Many like statements made without info.] [BAYH - says Young knows more about civil rights than you or I.] [MITCHELL - says talking about voting, not civil rights. He didn't take information into account.] Civil rights leaders afraid conciliatory moves to South to revive abuses.
REPORTER: Carl Stern