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Eglin Air Force Base Discrimination #488489

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 03, 1976
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(Studio) United States Air Force accused of discrimination in civilian hiring at Eglin AFB, Florida. Attys. file complain with Civil Service Commission
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Eglin AFB, Florida) 4000 hold civil service jobs at world's largest AFB. 3% of workers are black. [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) President Reverend Ken. TURNER - describes blacklist as "nigger list."] Commander of Eglin confirmed to NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) that personnel member did use term "nigger list" was reprimanded. [Eglin commander, Major General Howard LANE - says list used by EEOC office in order to prepare statistics and to monitor progress of 5-yr. equal employment opportunity action plan.] Black Air Force captain 's wife's application for nursing position lost. 3 years later it was found in back of personnel mbr.'s desk with other applications. Investigation begun.
REPORTER: James Polk

Chancellor, John;
Polk, James

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