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Busing / Louisville, Kentucky #488704

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1976
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(Studio) Louisville, Kentucky, busing situation noted. Reaction described. Fed. Civil Rights Commission holds hearings in Louisville to show that busing has worked.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Louisville, Kentucky) Film from school opening in 1975 shown. Commission charges lack of support by public leaders [Louisville NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Lyman JOHNSON - blames President Ford for letting Ku Klux Klan and John Birch Society scare him into abdication of leadership] Civil Rights Commission wants court-ordered monitoring system. Absence of such noted. [School administration Joel HENNING - says school systems should not investigate crime he is accused of.] Commission to report to Ford in August [Commissioner Frankie FREEMAN - believes President committed to enforcing the law.] If administration can limit busing, Civil Rights Commission to rely on courts to see desegregation does not suffer.
REPORTER: Mike Jackson (WAVE-TV film shown from 9-19-75)

Reporter(s):
Brinkley, David;
Jackson, Mike
Duration:
00:02:20

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