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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 September

Lawyers Convene at Courthouse in Harrisonburg, Va., During School Integration Hearings

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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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John Paul, Jr., chief judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, stands on the steps of the Harrisonburg Post Office and Courthouse after ruling that the public schools of the City of Charlottesville and Warren County must integrate. NAACP attorneys Oliver Hill and Samuel Tucker lead a group of black children and parents through the courthouse doors, followed by George R. Ferguson and others. State Attorney General Albertis S. Harrison enters the courtroom, followed by a group of other lawyers. The lawyers convene inside the courtroom.
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