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Carter / Meeting With Britts #48358

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 28, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter has as guest today man who walked 100's of mile to shake candidate Carter's hand last year and ended by being scorned by neighbors.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Travis Britt heard Carter's acceptance speech at Democratic national conv., promising to end discrimination; was impressed so walked from Washington, DC to Plains, Georgia, to greet Carter. But on return, finds black support for Carter not universal; Britt was mocked and son, Toby, taunted at school. [BRITT - cites harassment he recd.; says he was more concerned with that son received at school.] [Toby BRITT - cites taunts recd.] President sends letter to Britt and invites him and Toby to White House; meeting takes place today.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Reporter(s):
Gibson, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:10

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