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South Governors Conference / Busing / Agnew #7120

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 17, 1969
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew makes busing remark at Southern Governors Conference
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Williamsburg, Virginia) [AGNEW - against busing children to achieve integrated status.] Resolution against busing supported by 8 deep South governors but Governor Winthrop Rockefeller neutral. [Governor Russell PETERSON - says states must abide by law. Each school district must break up segregation.] He got support from Delaware and West Virginia. Split caused Governor Lester Maddox to ask who let Yankees in. Governor Marvin Mandel threatens to secede from South Union.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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