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South Desegregation #9227

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 02, 1970
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(Studio) Supreme Court deadline for desegregation in South, February 1. Several districts kept schools closed, some reorganizing and others arguing for further delays. 2 Mississippi district schools, all black; whites stay home. Children are real issue and often overlooked in situation.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Holly Springs, Mississippi) Holly Springs schools desegregating but whites stay home. [Mrs. Lillie HANNAH - let time take its course and see what will happen.] [James GULLET - son has to get education best way he can; not happy with situation.] [Lonnie BOLDEN - like to send children to school; they want to go to an environmental where they can learn.] [Wilma BOLDEN - oldest child upset.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Studio) Governor of Mississippi and Alabama filed suits in court charging federal government forcing desegregation only in South; therefore, it is illegal. Supreme Court threw out suits.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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