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NBC Evening News for Saturday, Nov 09, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Jackson, Mississippi: Kenley Jones) The segregation of traditionally black state colleges examined; scenes shown from predominantly white University of Mississippi, integrated in 1962 by James Meredith, and predominantly black Jackson State University; details given of reasons why black colleges are viewed as unequal by both races. [Jackson State student body president Moses PRINCE, civil right lawyer Alvin CHAMBLISS - comment.] Case before the Supreme Court calling for Mississippi to upgrade the black colleges to attract more white students outlined. [Education commissioner Ray CLEERE - backs choice.] Irony of "separate but equal" issues outlined.

Reporter(s):
Jones, Kenley;
Utley, Garrick
Duration:
00:02:30

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