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Desegregation / South Busing #472245

NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 1973
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(Studio) Public schools open in Memphis, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. Court-ordered busing brings parents' reactions.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Memphis, Tennessee) Busing takes place without incident. Private school boom begins with forced desegregation and busing. Parents react negatively to busing situation. White public school enrollment declines. [Dep. school dir. Dr. Shelby COUNCE - says white middle-class student loss will make difference in school system.] Counce asked about possible effects. [COUNCE - says school system may revert rather than progress.] Separate and unequal school systems may develop again.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney

(Atlanta, Georgia) Atlanta busing plan minimizes busing, but provides more black teachers. No forced cross-town busing takes place. [New black superintendent Alonzo PRIMM - calls new school year a new beginning.]
REPORTER: Don McClellan

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Delaney, Steve;
McClellan, Don
Duration:
00:03:50

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