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Governor Almond Proposes New Program of Resistance to Racial Ingegration continued again
(WSLS Television, Roanoke, VA)

Continued from clips 2_25 through 2_27. Contradicting the notion that the Perrow Commission proposal was giving up on massive resistance, Governor Almond asserted that the plan was a logical step in the determined continuation of the struggle for segregated schools. The plan remained within the framework of the law and was an honorable defense of "our rights." Protecting himself from appearing weak and to insulate himself from political attack, Almond reminded steadfast massive resistance supporters that the state had no right to exercise police power to reverse or negate a federal decree: "A state cannot interpose its authority or power between the federal government and the object of a federal law or decree."
About the film
  • Date: April 7, 1959
  • Sound: Yes
  • Duration: 01:07
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