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Backgrounder (Black Power) #527460

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 14, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) [Jesse JACKSON - encourages black involvement in elecs.] Issue of black block voting, pros and cons, examined in detail; Chicago and Philadelphia mayoral races cited as exs. [September 28, 1983, Chicago alderman Edward VRDOLYAK - screams at peer.] State of Chicago city pols. since Mayor Harold Washington's election described. [VRDOLYAK - criticizes black block vote.] [W. Wilson GOODE - hopes race issue will evaporate after his 1st month in office.] Differences in campaign tone of Chicago and Philadelphia races thought illustrated by defeated candidate Frank Rizzo's support for Goode. [RIZZO - notes United States pols. in general recognize only block voting power.] [JACKSON - offers himself as candidate for blacks.] Jackson's exploitation of racial pride aspect in campaign implied alienating whites.

Bode, Ken;
Brokaw, Tom

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