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NAACP Attorney Lawson Comments on Plans to Integrate SW VA Counties
(WSLS Television, Roanoke, VA)

NAACP attorney Reuben Lawson of Roanoke expressed his hope that counties in Southwest Virginia would integrate without legal action but confirmed his intention to file suit on behalf of 12 black students attempting to integrate an unnamed county's schools. Many suspected Lawson's remarks were aimed at Pulaski County, but he refused to comment on which county his clients were focused on. He said members of the NAACP legal staff are awaiting action on a long-range school program by the special session of the General Assembly before taking their next step.
About the film
  • Date: April 23, 1959
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 01:08
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