NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.
(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
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.