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Alabama / Race Relations #531478

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 07, 1983
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REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Montgomery, Alabama) Interracial supper club here, aimed at improving race relations, featured; cross burning last night at cnclman. John Knight's house noted. [Church Women United spokesperson Jennifer JOHNSTON - explains gesture to Knight.] Knight's role in area's civil rights movement recalled; supper club's founder, known as Jack Smith, noted never identifying self. [Bill STEPHENS - notes community's desire for racial harmony.] Recent incidents between blacks and police recalled, discussed; Mayor Emory Folmar's suggestions noted meeting resistance from black cnclmen. [KNIGHT - notes those who cause problems won't attend supper club.] "Montgomery Advertiser" editorial outlined.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones

Jones, Kenley;
Mudd, Roger

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