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Segment 3 (Blacks in America: Moving Up) #498593

NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 03, 1978
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(Studio) Martin Luther King, Junior's, assassination 10 years ago recalled. Report is 1st in series on black-white relations in United States over last 10 years
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Atlanta, Georgia) Growth of black middle class in American described. Case of Howard Sims of Atlanta and his background cited as example [SIMS - describes early lifestyle in Atlanta. Talks about vacations he's taken with family in recent years] Sims' being able to move up in city bus company from driver to junior executive documented. [SIMS - has had janitorial jobs, but realized it was temporary so ego wasn't hurt in doing such jobs. Cites feelings with regard to important of family unit.] Black movement to suburbs and white movement out of these suburbs into others noted; division of blacks between those left in city and those who got out stated. [SIMS - doesn't feel obligation to those left behind, just to family. Will help by giving encouragement to others.] Upcoming report on poor blacks outlined.

Brinkley, David;
Hart, John

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