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NAACP / Mississippi Ruling #490271

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 30, 1976
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(Studio) Mississippi merchants won $1 million plus judgement against NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) for Port Gibson, Mississippi, boycott of stores during 1960's civil rights conflict. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) , to appeal, must post $1 million plus bond. Doesn't have it; could not raise it. Court demands bond by tomorrow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Jackson, Mississippi) [NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) LAWYER - speaks with reporter with regard to money.] NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) lawyer claims bond compounds an injustice. White merchants' lawyer argues to contrary. Judge refuses NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) ; says merchants were innocent 3rd parties in struggle. Port Gibson boycott explained. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) claims law unconstitutional. State supreme court to hear case.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl
Duration:
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