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Jena, Louisiana / School Race Case #874064

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 23, 2007
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Jena, Louisiana: Ron Mott) The response of the town of Jena, Louisiana, to charges of racism in the handling of matters at the high school examined; scenes shown of the march and the town after the marchers left; details given about the resulting national civil rights debate. [Newspaper editor Craig FRANKLIN - denies racism in the community.] [Black woman Katrina WALLACE - says it is a racist town.] [Georgetown University professor Michael DYSON†- comments on "pockets of bigotry."] Photo shown of jailed student Mychal Bell. [ACLU King DOWNING†- comments.]

Holt, Lester;
Mott, Ron

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