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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 August

Former State Delegate Charles R. Fenwick Comments on Stanley Plan 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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1 min., 44 sec.
In Richmond, Va., member of the Democratic Party of Virginia's State Central Committee and former State Delegate Charles R. Fenwick responds to Governor Thomas B. Stanley's proposal to enact legislation that would deny state funding to integrated public schools while offering state-funded tuition grants for students seeking to attend segregated private schools. Fenwick makes clear his support for segregation in public schools while criticizing the Stanley plan, arguing that the new legislation will force public schools under court order to integrate to make the choice between using local funds for operations and closing altogether. Fenwick recalls popular support for the "pupil assignment plan," and remarks that Stanley's proposal repudiates the value of the plan.
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