NBC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 15, 1986
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.
(Tillery, North Carolina: Kenley Jones) Crisis among black farmers such as Richard Grant examined; scenes shown. [GRANT - notes his tenuous economy position.] Overall status of black farmers in United States described. [GRANT - feels white admins. favor white farmers.] Civil Rights Cmsn.'s report on discriminatory practices of Agriculture Department and its recommendations reviewed. [Federal of Southern Cooperatives executive director Ralph PAGE - cites lack of progress on recommendations; explains.] [Agriculture Department spokesperson Samuel CORNELIUS - defs. government's efforts.] [Farmer Gary GRANT - notes economy, political, and soc. power of land.] Grant reported establishing Land Loss Fund; details given. [PAGE - notes historical implications of black land loss.]