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White Female Students Talk About Integration at Lane High, Private Education, and Postsecondary Options
(WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA)

Several Lane High School white female students asked the governor to ignore the petition that had circulated among Lane High School students asking for open schools even if integrated. According to one student, the majority of Lane students supported the governor and the enforcement of state laws to keep school segregated. These students were enrolled in the private segregated academy just forming in Charlottesville and were concerned about their prospects for admission to private colleges.
About the film
  • Date: Summer or Fall 1958
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 01:33
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