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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1963 November

Leaders of Virginia'S Republican Party Meet in Roanoke, Va., to Plan Their Support for the End of the Poll Tax

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 22 sec.
Leaders of Virginia's Republican Party in the Roanoke, Va., region meet informally at the Hotel Roanoke to discuss the possibility of a holding a state convention to support the abolition of the poll tax, which in Virginia is a prerequisite to voting in all elections. Sitting on sofas and armchairs, local delegates and state senators in attendance include: J. Livingston Dillow, James Turk, Floyd Landreth, George Barnes, Robert Burruss, M. Caldwell Butler, D. Henry Almond, John Hagen, Joe Poff, Rupert Kincer, James Moore, Howard Ellifrits, Peter Gieson, and S. Strother Smith.
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