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Racial Unrest / Ft. Lauderdale #447739

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 09, 1969
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(Studio) Fort Lauderdale characteristic of middle-sized cities having racial tension.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Film of fires and looting shown. 40 hurt; 268 arrested. $1 million property damage. Problems: inferior housing, high unemployment, and busing. Sewage treatment plant in Negro area serves whites. Blacks meet with Mayor Peter Clements. [Jesse JAMES - says city should have learned from other riots.] [Frank LLOYD - protests police brutality.] [Ted "Zulu" WAGNER - says blacks pushed too far.] Is white Fort Lauderdale willing to let blacks into mainstream?
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles

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