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Job Discrimination / Hearings #447554

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1969
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(Studio) Labor Department holds hearings on alleged black discrimination on point of AFL-CIO Construction Unions. Outside mtg, white union mbrs, mill about. Shots fired.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Chicago, Illinois) Hearing held in United States Custom House Union members deny entry to officials, witnesses, and press. Police had to escort Coalition Leader, C.T. Vivian and Assistant Secretary Labor, Arthur Fletcher inside. Police reinforcements come. After shots fired, crowd moves in on 2 blacks. Some police injured. [Assistant Secretary US Housing and Urban Development Samuel SIMMONS - recommends economy sanctions of 17 contractors and others who may be found guilty.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney

Brinkley, David;
Matney, Bill

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