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Meet the Press minute: NAACP leader calls for police reform in 1967


In the “long, hot summer” of 1967, tensions over racial inequality erupted into violence across the country, often trigged by a dispute between Black citizens and the police. In Newark, 26 people died in five days of riots that began after two white officers beat a Black cab driver during a traffic stop. NAACP leader Roy Wilkins appeared on Meet the Press that Sunday and called for better policing in America.

NRNews and Information Primetime Excerpt
Appearing:Chuck Todd
Tags: dc, election, government, Meet The Press, mtp, politics, washington, washington d.c.


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