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

In Roanoke, Va., State Senator Earl Fitzpatrick Comments on Forthcoming General Assembly Session to Discuss Gray Commission Recommendation

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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., 22 sec.
In Roanoke, Va., WSLS-TV reporter Joe Moffatt interviews State Senator Earl Fitzpatrick regarding Governor Thomas B. Stanley's decision to call a special session of the Virginia General Assembly after the Commission on Public Education, also known as the Gray Commission, recommended that the state should withhold funding from integrated public schools while offering tuition grants to students seeking to attend segregated private schools. Fitzpatrick expresses his confidence in the Gray Commission's recommendation and his certainty that Virginia voters will support the idea.
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