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Edwards, Mississippi / Voting Rights #553658

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 14, 1987
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Passing of Voting Rights Act in 1965 to give blacks fair representation recalled. Report introduced.

(Edwards, Mississippi: Kenley Jones) Possibility of white minority using Voting Rights Act to challenge all-black city government here reported [Martin Luther KING - says blacks have been dominated politically.] File footage of civil rights march shown. Black mayor Daron Pritchard shown. campaign. led by banker Larry McNair to change method of voting in Edwards to a ward system reported [McNAIR - says not represented.] [PRITCHARD - disagrees.] Pritchard said agreeing to ward system replacing at-large voting. [PRITCHARD - discusses irony of whites using Voting Right Act.]

Reporter(s):
Chung, Connie;
Jones, Kenley
Duration:
00:02:40

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