• Short Summary

    TODAY ... GOVERNOR J. LINDSAY ALMOND (CQ) TOLD THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE ... CALLED INTO SPECIAL?

  • Description

    TODAY ... GOVERNOR J. LINDSAY ALMOND (CQ) TOLD THE VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE ... CALLED INTO SPECIAL SESSION ... THAT HE HAS DONE ALL HE CAN DO ... AND HE SEES NO WAY TO KEEP SEGREGATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

    THEREFORE, HE SAID, NEGROES ENTERING WHITE SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA IS IMMINENT. FOR THOSE VIRGINIANS, WHO DON'T WANT TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL WITH NEGROES, HE ASKED THE LEGISLATURE TO PUT UP THE MONEY FOR TUITION SO THESE CHILDREN CAN BE SENT TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

    HERE'S GOVERNOR ALMOND:
    THE GOVERNOR IS WILLING TO GO TO JAIL FOR HIS BELIEFS....BUT DOUBTS THAT WOULD ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.

    IN SHORT ... HE IS AS FIRMLY AGAINST TAKING NEGROES INTO WHITE SCHOOLS AS HE EVER WAS ... BUT NO LONGER SEES ANY WAY TO STOP IT.

    HE FURTHER SAID: IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO CRY AT HIM, DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP ... OR, IT MUST NOT HAPPEN.

    IF ANY OF THOSE SAYING THIS HAVE ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO PROCEED ... SAID ALMOND ... VIRGINIA NEEDS THEIR ADVICE.

    SOME VIRGINIA SCHOOLS ARE UNDER DIRECT COURT ORDERS TO ADMIT NEGROES NEXT WEEK. AND THERE IS NOW NO APPARENT WANT TO STOP IT.

    IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, DIE-HARD SEGREGATION GOVERNOR J. LINDSAY ALMOND TOLD AN EMERGENCY SESSION OF HIS STATE LEGISLATURE THAT THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO TO PREVENT NEGRO STUDENTS FROM ENROLLING IN NINE ALL-WHITE SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK.

    BUT GOVERNOR ALMOND WAS NOT GIVING UP. HE ASKED FOR REPEAL OF THE STATE'S COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE LAW. AND HE URGED ENACTMENT OF A.....

    ....LAW TO PROVIDE TUITION GRANTS TO PARENTS, WHO WANT TO SHIFT THEIR CHILDREN TO SEGREGATED OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB1MK2433SQOF1WVOGQB074T3A
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1MK2433SQOF1WVOGQB074T3A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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