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Interview with Robert Crawford and Oliver Hill
(WDBJ Television, Roanoke, VA)

Robert Crawford, president of the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, considered the issue of massive resistance to school integration a case of "states' rights." Oliver Hill called the Interposition Resolution a "hullabaloo" that did nothing but "deceive the public and create a false impression of the validity of segregation." Hill called segregation "immoral" and "uneconomic." Segregation, he said, "violates Christian principles." Hill predicted that the passage of the Interposition Resolution in Virginia would bring "anarchy" and make Virginia more like Mississippi and South Carolina, where by implication there was social choas.
About the film
  • Date: August 1956
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 01:18
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