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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 July

Protesters March Through Downtown Roanoke, Va., to Speak Out for Black Students' Right to an Education

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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., 23 sec.
A group of demonstrators wielding signs march through downtown Roanoke, Va., and by the National Business College to protest the exclusion of two black women, Annette Scott Chester and Esther Lee Sayles, from the private college. A voice is heard in the footage, saying that this is a matter of justice for an entire race, not just two women who were denied the right to an education.
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