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Joseph Poff on Private Schools and Desegregation
(WSLS Television, Roanoke, VA)

In an interview with a WSLS reporter, Franklin County Delegate Joseph Poff claimed he did not think that integration would precipitate the creation of whites only private schools because there simply were not enough residents of Floyd County who would wish to send their children to private schools. Although Poff did not know of any specific plans, he anticipated some desegregation in counties that did not have accredited high schools.
About the film
  • Date: May 13, 1959
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 00:42
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