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America Close Up (Civil Rights Murders) #583662

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 19, 1992
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(East Lansing: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Montgomery, Alabama: Kenley Jones) The history of racially motivated killings in the South reexamined; scenes shown from the site in Jackson, Mississippi, where Medgar Evers was murdered in 1963, from the archives of Tuskegee University which document these killings and from the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama. [Creed ROGERS - recalls the 1965 murder of fellow sheriff's deputy Oneal Moore in Varnado, LA.] [Widow Mabella MOORE - comments.] [Southern Poverty Law Center Morris DEES - notes the problems in solving older murders.] The 1977 conviction of clansman Robert Chambliss for the 1963 bombing of a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama, recalled; film shown. [Prosecutor William BAXLEY - says the civil rights murders should not be closed.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Jones, Kenley

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