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Desegregation #476719

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 17, 1974
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(Studio) Today is 20th anniversary of Supreme Court's desegregation ruling. North and South school segregation outlined.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Jackson, Mississippi) Schools finally desegregated in 1969. Massive busing program in effect. Nearly 1/4 white students fled to private academies Quality of education in integrated schools has improved. [School superintendent Dr. Robert FORTENBERRY - believes desegregation has worked because people have worked hard to reach achievement.] [Mississippi N.A.A.C.P Dr. Emmett BURNS - thinks race relations to progress limitlessly once facade of white superiority removed.]
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Brokaw, Tom;
Jones, Kenley

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