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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 October

Roanoke, Va., Candidates for Virginia House Speak on Mental Health Facilities and Poll Tax

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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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2 min., 31 sec.
Roanoke, Va., candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates Hazel Barger and Kossen Gregory speak at a meeting of the Roanoke Junior Chamber of Commerce. Barger speaks on the importance of improving hospital conditions for mentally and emotionally handicapped children. Gregory presents statistics on voter turnout in Virginia and other states, arguing that the poll tax is a deterrent to voting in Virginia and promising that he and fellow Democratic candidate Julian Rutherfoord will continue efforts to abolish the poll tax in the state.
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