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Martha's Vineyard / Secession #492266

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 18, 1977
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(Studio) Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, considers secession from Massachusetts and US, due to ill treatment by government
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) Island described. Problem is redistricting island's representative in Massachusetts legislature out of existence. Selectmen vote to secede. [State legislator Terrence McCARTHY - recalls when island was part of states other than Massachusetts.] [Selectman Jonathan ALLEY - ponders secession, or becoming 51st state or protectorate.] Consideration of ntl. status, application for foreign aid noted.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy

(Studio) Proposed flag for Martha's Vineyard shown, described.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
McCarthy, Lee

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