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School Desegregation / Teacher's Boycott #450153

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 09, 1970
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(Studio) Senator Abraham Ribicoff agrees with Senator John Stennis' proposal that school desegregation laws applied to South be enforced in North as well; North accused of hypocrisy. 5 govs. said government school policy threatens to destroy public education in South. Assistant Attorney General Jerris Leonard says government will take necessary steps to enforce desegregation. Whites avoid integration by setting up private schools.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Mamon, LA) Under present laws some whites don't consider public schools their schools anymore. [Reverend Melvin PLAUCH - questions whether people will have voice in running educational system.] [TEACHER - leads prayer.] [STUDENTS - speak out for private school.] [PLAUCHE - says country started with private schools.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

(Studio) Sandersville, Georgia, white teachers boycott T. J. Elder HS, an all black school; teachers didn't want to be transferred there; all but 3 finally accepted it.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet;
Perkins, Jack

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