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

In Roanoke, Va., WSLS-TV Reporter Jim Walsh Interviews Walter Gambill, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia's Third Congressional District, on Election Issues

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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., 51 sec.
In a Roanoke, Va., interview with WSLS-TV reporter Jim Walsh, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia's third congressional district Walter Gambill argues that integration should not be a leading issue in political campaigns for the upcoming election, faulting both political parties with having appealed to minorities on civil rights matters in order to gain votes. Gambill explains the Republican Party of Virginia's position that the controlling issue of the election should be the question of state sovereignty, which he defines as the ability of states to protect the civil rights of individual citizens.
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