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Evers / Mississippi Mayor #446794

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 08, 1969
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(Studio) Fayette mayor, Charles Evers, calls for law and order by police, regardless of color. He'll donate 1st year's salary, $900 to town treasury.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Fayette, Mississippi) [EVERS - tells of repealing 12 year old resolution to enforce segregation.] [Newspaper Editor Jimmie WALKER - says most townspeople would be slow to accept change. Some resent takeover, but always some dissatisfied. Whites could have quit because didn't want to work under black regime.] Part-time Fire Chief, Carl Werner, only white to stay on city job. [WERNER - says only he can man equipment. Feel it's his responsibility.] Whites can't ignore blacks forever.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Brinkley, David;
Quinn, Charles

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