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Racial Unrest / Cairo #447415

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) Racial violence conts. in Cairo.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Cairo, Illinois) 20% black males unemployed and rest underemployed. They organization selves and demand more jobs, better homes, and larger civic voice. Boycott of Cairo stores in 5th month Whites sneer at pickets. Mayor and Police Chief resigned Monday [Chief William PETERSEN - says threat of racial war here. Need cooling off period and talking of 2 groups.] Whites form United Citizens for Community Action. [UCCA spokesperson Bob CUNNINGHAM - says if proper authorities don't step in, respectable citizens will.] Black militants charge UCCA with shooting in black communities at night.] [United Front Charles KOEN - says have to defense selves, despite nonviolence tactic.] Men of goodwill and reason in short supply.
REPORTER: Douglas Kiker

Brinkley, David;
Kiker, Douglas

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