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Interview with Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Attorney General About the Pupil Placement Law
(WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA)

Attorney General Harrison said Virginia's pupil placement law, which the General Assembly amended in 1958, was still in operation and so was the state's pupil placement board. The school desegregation controversy made clarification of the pupil placement law necessary because localities continued to assign pupils and take requests yet the state pupil placement law appeared to give full control over these local decisions to the state board. Harrison said the best way to obtain clarification about the scope of the law would come either by pending litigation in Charlottesville, Arlington, Norfolk, or Newport News, or by an independent proceeding.
About the film
  • Date: 1958
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 00:59
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