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Florida / Desegregation / Kirk / Courts #450969

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 07, 1970
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(Studio) Still no Manatee Cnty., Florida, desegregation; school superintendent regains system control from Governor Claude Kirk.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Bradenton, Florida) Elementary schools spark court desegregation order; Kirk claims still running system. [School Supt. Jack DAVIDSON - isn't defying Governor, simply implementing court decision.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Tallahassee, Florida) Kirk at legislature opening. [KIRK - denies blocking integration, thwarting courts; claims lawful sovereign authority contest.]
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

(Tampa, Florida) Kirk defies court by failing to face contempt charge today; judge reorders busing, wants proof of action by Friday; Kirk ordered to court Friday; expected to appear.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs Artist: Leo Hershfield

Briggs, Fred;
Huntley, Chet

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