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School Desegregation #449811

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 13, 1970
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(Studio) Pasadena Bd. of Ed votes on plan to integrate schools by busing and consolidating; board under federal court order to do so. Parents file suit claiming board changed zones so schools were segregated.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Pasadena, California) Won't appeal court order, board and community split. [John T. WELSH - said losing local control, resigns.] [SUPERINTENDENT - admires courage of Welch.] Pasadena has come up with way to integrate schools. [PARENT - objects to busing.] Attorney Gens. of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama went to court saying their schools have to integrate now so why should Pasadena schools be given till September [A. F. SUMMER - wants single constitutional standard.] [MacDonald GALLION - says Mississippi, LA, Alabama and Department of Justice in same boat.] [SUMMER - says hopes to bring schools back to people.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Chancellor, John;
Oliver, Don

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