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Desegregation / Leonard / South Progress #447486

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 02, 1969
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(Studio) Assistant Attorney General Jerris Leonard says not inconsistent in forcing Georgia desegregation in 9 counties, and giving 30 Mississippi districts more time. Says Georgia trying to segregate again and Mississippi had never done so. In Virginia, all districts partially desegregated. Most North Carolina schools do so. South Carolina to have 25%; had 15% last year Georgia rate higher, though it faces court suits. Florida above 1 in 4 ratio. Tennessee at 1 in 4 ratio. Alabama to rise to 1 in 3 ratio. Mississippi doubles rate from 7-14%. Arkansas partially desegregated, as is LA. Marshals had to escort black teachers to schools in Thomas, LA. Texas partially integrated.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet

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