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Interview with Senator Ted Dalton
(WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA)

Senator Ted Dalton, Radford, reacted to Governor Thomas B. Stanley's speech at the 1956 Special Session of the General Assembly, calling for massive resistance and the closing of integrated schools. Dalton claimed he was "anxious" as anyone to retain segregated schools. Dalton called the plan "illegal and unworkable" and saw it as a hypocritical reversal of Virginia Democrats' long opposition to the "Powell amendment" and other federal bills designed to tie federal funding to progress on integration. Dalton argued that the children in Virginia would bear the brunt of the massive resistance policies.
About the film
  • Date: August 1956
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 00:44
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