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

J. Lindsay Almond Discusses Integration Resistance in Prince Edward County, Va.

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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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Virginia Governor J. Lindsay Almond predicts that Prince Edward County, Va., will defy Supreme Court orders to integrate its public schools by the following school year, arguing that officials will instead respond to the court's ruling by ceasing to appropriate funds to public schools altogether, thereby effecting their closure. Almond explains that such a response is possible because of a recent decision by the Virginia General Assembly to allow local control of public schools and to provide tuition grants to students seeking to attend private segregated schools.
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