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

Dr. W.L. Ransome Speaks Against Gray Commission Proposal During Virginia General Assembly Special Session on Integration in Richmond, 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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2 min., 06 sec.
Reverend Dr. W.L. Ransome speaks in Richmond, Va., during a special session of the Virginia General Assembly convened to discuss the proposal of the Commission on Public Education, also known as the Gray Commission, for an amendment to the state constitution that would authorize the state to deny funding to integrated public schools while offering tuition grants to students seeking to attend private, segregated schools.
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