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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1959 February

Parents and Students Comment on Integration in Front Royal, 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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1 min., 05 sec.
On the first morning of school integration in Front Royal, a woman says that her children will continue to attend all-white private schools. Another parent answers questions about her child's first day at school. She mentions Roosevelt High School in Washington D.C., 70 miles away from Front Royal, as the school that black students had to attend before that day. Then, a Warren County student discusses his attendance at all-white private schools and his hopes that people would boycott the opening of the public high school that day.
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