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Evers / Mississippi Mayor #446767

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
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(Studio) Charles Evers inaugurated 1st black mayor of Fayette, Mississippi since Reconstruction.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Fayette, Mississippi) Parade shown. Cleveland mayor Carl Stokes, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and opera singer Leontyne Price there. Evers sworn in by Willie Thompson, Justice of Peace. [EVERS - repeats oath. No more hate taught in town and no more guns and disrespect.] All but 1 of white city employees quit; few went to inauguration.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn narrates (WLBT-TV)

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David
Duration:
00:03:10

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