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Interview with Earl Fitzpatrick
(WSLS Television, Roanoke, VA)

Virginia State Senator Bart (or Earl) Fitzpatrick praised Governor Almond's school plan. Based on the Perrow Commission's proposals that attempted to comply with federal expectations of integration, the plan received a mixed reaction from legislators. Although many criticized the bill as being too conciliatory, Fitzpatrick viewed it as the "best that can be offered at this time." Not straying from his segregationist constituency, he also opined that "I don't think that anyone is in favor of any integration," but that this plan was essential to preserving public schools in Virginia.
About the film
  • Date: April 6, 1959
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 00:47
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