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Mississippi Elections / Irregularities / Evers Election #5580

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 08, 1969
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(Studio) Justice Department studies NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) claims of election irregularities in Mississippi. NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) says Friar's Point officials preventing Negro candidates from running as Demon in Tuesday state primary election. 120 Negroes on ballots in 46 cities in Mississippi. Fayette mayoral candidate, Charles Evers, responsible for many blacks running.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Fayette, Mississippi) Negroes in major Election seen as monument to Evers' brother Medgar Evers, who was murdered in 1963 while civil rights worker. [EVERS - says would have been suicide to run for mayor 5 years ago. We're a political and economy threat now.] Evers lost Congress election from district.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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