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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1962 December

At a Roanoke, Va., School Board Meeting, William Watkins Objects to State Tuition Grants Given to Students From Prominent Families

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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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During a meeting of the City of Roanoke School Board, William Watkins, a board member, questions the validity of state-funded tuition grants offered to students seeking to attend non-public, segregated schools. He opines that the state awards the tuition grants mostly to the elite families of Roanoke, Va.
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