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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 September

WSLS-TV Reporter Glenn Howell Investigates Cases of Racial Harassment in Lansdowne Housing Project in Roanoke, 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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WSLS-TV reporter Glenn Howell investigates recent racial incidents in Roanoke, Va. Howell reports from the Lansdowne Housing Project in Roanoke, which has been a prominently Caucasian neighborhood until two African-American families moved in one month ago. Since then, there have been several reports of assaults on both African Americans and Caucasians. Howell interviews a female resident of Lansdowne Housing Project, who says she has been harassed without provocation since she moved into her home one year ago. Harassment includes eggs thrown into her apartment, cut clotheslines, and stolen property.
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