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Georgia / Young's Successor #47669

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 14, 1977
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(Studio) Electorate in Atlanta area votes Tuesday for successor to congress seat vacated by United Nations ambassador Andrew Young when chosen for post by Carter.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Atlanta, Georgia) Report on candidates for Congress 2 rivals for black vote marched together in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. John Lewis founded SNCC, has been endorsed by Young, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and family of Martin Luther King, Junior; had ID problem because of work in Mississippi and Alabama and Atlanta people don't know him. [LEWIS - cites objectives of his work.] Ralph Abernathy embittered by King family support for Lewis, as Abernathy vowed to carry on work of Southern Christian Leadership Conference when King died. Other candidates include Billy McKinney, Paul Coverdell and West Wyche Fowler. [McKINNEY - cites objections to anyone trying to designate young's successor.] Support for each noted.
REPORTER: Bill Wordham

Reasoner, Harry;
Wordham, Bill

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