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Mississippi Elections / Evers #5173

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 13, 1969
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(Studio) For 1st time since 1965 Federal Voting Rights Act adopted, Mississippi population votes in municipal elections. Charles Evers runs for mayor of Fayette and 1 town postpones elections.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Canton, Mississippi) Angry Negroes postpone election because of white group annexing itself from Canton.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Fayette, Mississippi) Evers casts vote. Registered blacks outnumber whites 2-1. [EVERS - says would try to run kind of community that brother Medgar, and Bobby Kennedy died for. Would have no guns.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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