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

In Richmond, Va., Fred L. Smith, Jr., Founder of the Vote 18 Committee, Discusses His Goals in Terms of Revising the Constitution of Virginia

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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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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
04/09/69
Run Time
mag
Sound
2011-01-13
Abstract
At the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., the Virginia General Assembly is in the process of revising the Constitution of Virginia and the voting age is a contested topic. Fred L. Smith, Jr., founder of the Vote 18 Committee, is dedicated to lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years. Smith tells WSLS-TV that his committee has polled both houses of the Virginia General Assembly and is optimistic that the legislation will pass.
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