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Race Trouble In Mississippi #500365

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 27, 1978
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(Studio) Demonstrations by blacks and Ku Klux Klan in Tupelo, Mississippi, and Okolona, Mississippi, reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Tupelo, Mississippi) Film showing blacks marching for justice. Grievances, include unemployment, cited. Film shown of Ku Klux Klan reaction. [Educator Howard GUNN - threatens retaliation.] Role of United League of Mississippi in Tupelo business boycott cited. [Busman. Jack REED - says effect on business is detrimental.] [League president Skip ROBINSON - sees no justice.] Klan rally pictured. 2 members of Klan identification as police officers. Cross burning shown.
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez

Jimenez, Bob;
Savitch, Jessica

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