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Special Segment (25 Years After Rosa Parks) #508243

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 01, 1980
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(Studio) Montgomery, Alabama, blacks' bus boycott recalled beginning with Rosa Parks; details given, photos shown. Boycott also recalled as catalyst to black progress. [National Urban League president Vernon JORDAN - comments.] Civil rights activities and legislative progress in following years reviewed; films shown. Details outlined on screen for black elected officials, black college enrollment, income data and black professionals; criticism of past decade's progress by black leaders noted. [JORDAN - comments.] Median income for black and white families in 1969 and 1979 compared on screen; similar comparison of unemployment for both racial groups discussed. Family structure for blacks considered; pledge to cut social programs by president-elect Ronald Reagan noted. [JORDAN - comments.] Problem faced by Reagan as president mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John

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