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Desegregation / Commission / Black Inst. / Volpe #447339

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1969
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(Studio) Black elected officials meeting in DC, attack admin, United States Civil Rights Commission does, too.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(DC) [Chairperson Reverend Theodore HESBURGH - says new federal efforts to achieve desegregation appear to be retreat, Little desegregation of South states in last 15 years] [Department of Health, Education and Welfare Civil Rights Director Leon PANETTA - says never claimed our statistics an end-all. We're only department, who does. Rely on local supts. Most of 17 South states with dual systems have desegregated. Progress made; but more to be done.] Black elected officials conv. criticizes President Nixon for desegregation and slum policy. [Floyd McCREE - says President Nixon plans too little, too late,] [Ben GROSS - says time has run out,] [Mayor Howard LEE - says poor can't wait until 1975. Won't wait until 1972. We'll put on pressure,] Unified civil rights policy needed.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) Transportation Secretary, John Volpe tells institution govt won't approve hwy. projects forcing people to move unless adequate hses. already found.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Reporter(s):
Huntley, Chet;
Nessen, Ron
Duration:
00:03:20

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