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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 January

Chairman of Botetourt County, Va., Convict Camp Protest Group Reports on Meeting With Governor J. Lindsay Almond

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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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The chairman of a citizens' group formed to protest the location of a state convict camp for African Americans in Botetourt County, Va., speaks regarding a meeting between a delegation from the group and Virginia Governor J. Lindsay Almond. He reports that the governor seemed receptive to the group's concerns and expresses his hopes that the group's proposals for the relocation of the camp will be given careful consideration.
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