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Hunger Committee / Abernathy / Ponca Indian #5195

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 14, 1969
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(Studio) Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader Dr. Ralph Abernathy to speak to Senate Committee on Hunger and Malnutrition. Because he's late, someone speaks before him.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Ponca Indian Martha Grass reports Indian children don't get fed. lunches and Senators don't do anything. [GRASS - says she'll take Senators to places that need investigating.] [Senator Allen J. ELLENDER - asks about OK help with lunch programs.] [GRASS - says she should be asking him.] [ELLENDER - says don't get smart. I fathered school lunch program.] [GRASS - asks why aren't they fed?] [ELLENDER - says local people are doing something wrong.] [ABERNATHY - says hunger should be declared emergency.] Poor camped at Agriculture Department and Abernathy lectured chair representative Secretary Clifford Hardin. Says violence may follow if non-violence doesn't win victories for poor.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Reynolds, Frank
Duration:
00:02:30

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