Item Details

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

Stuart B. Carter of Fincastle, Va., Speaks on Virginia State Senate Candidacy and Integration

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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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Format
Video; Online; Streaming Video
Release Date
03/13/59
Run Time
1 min., 16 sec.
Sound
Sound
Color
BW
Abstract
Stuart B. Carter of Fincastle, Va., announces his intention to run for the Virginia Senate and details his views on racial segregation, asserting his belief that the U. S. Constitution should guarantee equal rights to all American citizens but expressing opposition to "the mixing of any of the races." Carter speaks against Virginia's massive resistance policies, arguing that, although he does not support it, public school integration is inevitable, and the transition to integration should be executed in such a way as to keep harm to a minimum.
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