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Job Discrimination / Commission / Black Protest #7196

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1969
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(Studio) President Nixon sets up special commission to deal with construction industry Designed to slow down building costs and study Negro demands and white opposition to more Negro jobs. Building Union President, C.J. Haggerty rejects hiring blacks on quota basis. Report on Chicago protest.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Chicago, Illinois) "Black Monday" marked by rally of 5,000 at Civic Center Plaza. Groups and street gangs representative Blackstone Rangers lead protest for time, [Rev. Jesse JACKSON - says 4,000 union-given jobs won't solve black problem. Lack of power is problem. Blacks don't trust unions.] Group marches. Union representatives at Atlantic City Convention talking of refusing quota system blacks demand.
REPORTER: Hugh Hill

Reporter(s):
Hill, Hugh;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:02:30

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