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King Anniversary / Alabama / Memphis / Atlanta #5035

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 04, 1969
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(Studio) Nation commemorates King, 1 year after assassination. Peaceful marches occur in Selma, Alabama, and Montgomery, Alabama, both previous scenes of racial disorder.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Memphis, Tennessee) Non-violent march occurs. King came to march with striking garbage workers before killed. King's successor, Dr. Ralph Abernathy, led march past murder site to City Hall. After window breaking and looting incident, Mayor calls for curfew. [Senator Edward KENNEDY - calls for all to achieve King's dream to work for social justice.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Atlanta, Georgia) Mrs. Coretta King and children place wreath on King's grave. Group of school children from New Orleans, Louisiana, sing "We Shall Overcome."
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch visited Mrs. King last night and gave her letter from President Nixon.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Cioffi, Lou;
Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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