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Desegregation / Rhodesia / South Africa #47429

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 23, 1977
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(Studio) Rhodesia Prime Min. Ian Smith announces program to ease racial segregation in cntry.; government reports major exodus of white Rhodesians in January Laws with regard to segregation also changing in South Africa, but are often only minor concessions.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(No location given) South Africa message to United Nations in 1974 with regard to relaxing of segregationist policies noted. Changes in Johannesburg parks, theaters, restaurants, etc., since then cited. Prominent South Africa industry and private citizen Harry Oppenheimer is 1 of those who believe there have been some more basic changes. [OPPENHEIMER - compares situation now to 5 years ago. Says it shouldn't be hard for government to eliminate petty discrimination and government has done more than it's gotten credit for.] Situation of those South Africans designated as colored, or of mixed blood, cited. Despite changes, there's no indication Afrikaner rulers of country have yet accepted idea of multi-racialism.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:04:00

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