ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 29, 1977
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(Studio) NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) president Roy Wilkins makes farewell speech to group's annual convention as he retires from organization which has undergone many changes recently.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Saint Louis, Missouri) Wilkins will be succeeded by Benjamin Hooks, who is a minister, attorney and former Federal Communications Commission member He'll take over at Saint Louis, Missouri, convention in progress; Hooks' presidency portends changes for organization [HOOKS - says they'll continue use of idea of mass direct participation.] Wilkins pledges continued effort in civil rights struggle. [WILKINS - will remain in fight; asks all to join in struggle.]
REPORTER: Bill Matney
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