01/21/59 Governor J. Lindsay Almond renews his vow to keep schools segregated after the Virgini...
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Story No: WA-1 TELENEWS DAILY NEWS FILM Volume 12 Issue 19
PRODUCED: Jan. 21, 1959 RELEASE: Immediate CREDIT: Jan. 22, 1959
TITLE: NEWS IN BRIEF Length: 73
Origin: RICHMOND, VA--ALMOND VOWS CONTINUING SEGREGATION FIGHT
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1. 2 3 (TITLE) A State Supreme Court opinion, knocking out Virginias "massive resistance" laws, has only made Governor J. Lindsey Almond more determined than ever to keep schools segregated. Almonds answer was one of his most vicious attacks on school integration to date:
2. 8 13 ALMOND
3. 73 2:02 ALMOND (SOF 1:48)
TO THOSE WHO WOULD DESTROY OUR WAY OF LIFE BECAUSE OF THEIR PRETENDED CONCERN OVER WHAT SOVIET RUSSIA MAY THINK OF US - TO ALL OF THESE AND THEIR CONFEDERATES, COMRADES AND ALLIES LET ME MAKE IT ABUNDANTLY CLEAR FOR THE RECORD NOW AND HEREAFTER, AS GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE, I WILL NOT YIELD TO THAT WHICH I KNOW TO BE WRONG AND WILL DESTROY EVERY NATIONAL SEMBLANCE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR THOUSANDS OF THE CHILDREN OF VIRGINIA. I CALL UPON THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA TO STAND FIRMLY WITH ME IN THIS STRUGGLE. BE NOT DISMAYED BY RECENT JUDICIAL DELIVERANCES. I PROPOSE TO RESTORE THE TAX REVENUES OF THIS COMMONWEALTH TO THE CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE. THEY AND THEY ALONE WILL DECIDE THESE ISSUES. UNITED IN THE COMMON PURPOSE OF DEFENDING CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT AND ADVANCING THE WELFARE OF OUR CHILDREN - WITH DETERMINATION MORE RELENTLESS THAN EVER BEFORE - WE HAVE JUST BEGUN TO FIGHT.