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Delegates Charles Green and Sam Pope Comment on Perrow Commission Proposals
(WSLS Television, Roanoke, VA)

Delegate Sam Pope of Southampton responded to the massive resistance capitulation speech made by Governor Almond in support of the Perrow Commission proposals. Pope expressed support for some aspects of the plan but cited potential pitfalls as well. Unlike the Perrow proposal, Pope supported the repeal of Section 129 of the Virginia State Constitution which required the General Assembly to operate and finance a public school system. Pope also disagreed with the pupil assignment plan, saying he would "not subscribe to any pupil placement plan operated by local officials." Overall, Pope's stance was to continue statewide massive resistance through the Pupil Placement Law.
About the film
  • Date: April 6, 1959
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 00:41
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