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Desegregation / Georgia / Chicago #446804

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 09, 1969
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(Studio) Suits threatened against Georgia and Chicago school system unless remedial desegregation action taken in 2 weeks Assistant Attorney General Jerris Leonard tells Georgia Supt. Edward 119 of 194 Georgia districts haven't complied with law. Governor Lester Maddox indicates Georgia will fight. [MADDOX - says it's sad day for Georgia and US. Predicted this for years Phooey on whole bunch.] Justice Department claims best teachers go to white schools in Chicago. Negro teacher says he welcomes action.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Chicago, Illinois) 1/3 schools have all-black or all-white teachers. [US Attorney Thomas FORAN - calls racism racism, whether it's black or white. Major Americans hope we succeed in having integrated community.] School Bd. says it hasn't intentionally segregated faculty. Teachers assigned by seniority. [School Bd. Mrs. Lydon WILD - talks of assignment policy.] [School Bd. Thomas MURRAY - cites Illinois tenure law. Bd. can't do anything about it.] Bd. will have to assign experienced whites to ghetto, whether they want to go or not.
REPORTER: John Dancy

(Studio) Confusion over Admin. desegregation guidelines. Last week's statement thought to reflect relaxed approach, but 12 threatened suits confuse matter. Clarification needed.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Reporter(s):
Dancy, John;
Huntley, Chet
Duration:
00:04:30

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