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

In Roanoke, Va., State Senator-Elect Stephen A. Carter Speaks Against Integration Amendment Referendum

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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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In Roanoke, Va., State Senator-Elect Stephen A. Carter speaks out against a forthcoming public referendum on a constitutional amendment recommended by the Commission on Public Education, also known as the Gray Commission, that would authorize the state to withdraw public funds from integrated public schools while offering tuition grants to students enrolling in private schools to avoid integration. Carter criticizes the decision to hold a referendum as too rash, offering his support of a portion of the Gray Commission's proposal, which would establish a statewide Pupil Placement Board to govern decisions regarding the placement of students and teachers in particular schools, but suggesting that such a provision could be enacted without hasty alterations to the state constitution.
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