NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 04, 1972
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(Studio) In El Paso, Texas, 1st national convention of La Raza Unida, Chicano political group, held.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(El Paso, Texas) La Raza Unida began 2 years ago as Texas state political party for Mexican-Americans Tries to become national movement 1000 delegates from 18 states meet. On way to conv., Colorado delegate shot in fight with white gas station attendant. Delegates wear black arm bands. Convention resolves to support Farm Workers Union, Chicanos in police departments, Chicano for governor of Texas. Convention decides to support neither Presidential candidate. [Party chairperson Jose Angel GUITERREZ - says American people will have to relearn stereotypes as this party creates new ones.] All candidates for President and Vice President invited to speak, all refuse.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs