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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 January

Reverend William H. Marmion and Others Speak Against Gray Commission Plan in Roanoke, 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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Reverend William H. Marmion and other ministers and educators speak at a meeting in Roanoke, Va., arguing against an amendment to the state constitution authored by the Virginia Commission on Public Education, also known as the Gray Commission, which would authorize the state to withdraw public funds from integrated public schools while offering tuition grants to students enrolling in private schools to avoid integration.
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