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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 January

Total Action Against Poverty Holds a Public Meeting on the Treatment of Black Citizens in Roanoke, Va.; Mayor Roy L. Webber Is Present at the Meeting

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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., 28 sec.
Total Action Against Poverty, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community action and progress, holds a public meeting concerning the treatment of black citizens in Roanoke, Va. At the meeting, a member of the board highlights the fact that black citizens have been excluded from city planning committees and the city police force. She proposes to create a committee that is receptive to the needs of black Roanokers. In response, Roanoke Mayor Roy L. Webber says that Roanoke City Council and the city manager must first vote to approve this committee.
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