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

NAACP Lawyers Tried in Connection With Floyd County, Va., Integration Efforts

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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., 03 sec.
Parents of black students seeking access to high schools in Floyd County, Va., file into a courtroom during a trial of the NAACP lawyers representing them. The Virginia General Assembly's Committee on Offenses Against the Administration of Justice, also known as the Boatwright Committee, charge the lawyers with unprofessional conduct. NAACP lawyers Reuben Lawson and Samuel Wilbert Tucker consult before Lawson takes the stand. Virginia State Senator Earl Fitzpatrick is in attendance, along with many others.
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