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Evers / Mississippi Mayor #6538

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
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(Studio) Charles Evers sworn in as 1st black mayor of biracial Mississippi town.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Fayette, Mississippi) [EVERS - repeats oath.] Parade has African dances. Cleveland mayor Carl Stokes, Julian Bond, opera singer Leontyne Price, and Whitney Young there. Very few whites. All but 1 white resign from city offices. [EVERS - says no more hate taught in this town. No more guns or disrespect.] Reception held in park close to statue of Jefferson Davis.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Smith, Howard K.

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