NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 23, 1983
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(Studio) Racial background of Shaw, Mississippi, school recalled.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch
(Shaw, Mississippi) Racial segregation of town's schools and establishment of all-white Bayou Academy following civil rights movement of 1960s noted. [School board president Gregory FLIPPINS - claims Bayou was created to perpetuate segregation; wants public school system to repossess building hsing. Bayou.] Academy noted purchasing building for $1.00 during 1960s. Flippins' legal basis for claim to academy outlined on screen, discussed. [Eugene TARSI - denies segregation in town schools.] Role of blacks in small South town pols. noted.
REPORTER: Dan Molina
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