1959 Protests against the integration of schools proceed outside the Capitol in Richmond
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Story No. NY-3 TELENEWS DAILY NEWS FILM VOL. 12, Issue 68
RELEASE: Immediate April 1, 1959-Wednesday
Film Title: VIRGINIA Footage: 28
Story: SEGREGATIONISTS CHALLENGE ALMOND Time : 47 sec.
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1. 4 6 HS BUILDING & PEOPLE As the Virginia General Assembly meets in Richmond to try to shape an acceptable school program, it runs into on-the-spot pressure from extreme segregationists. A group calling itself the "Bill of Rights Crusade" demands that the assembly buck the authority of the Federal Government.
2. 9 15 GROUND SHOT PAN PEOPLE
3. 12 20 INTER. SHOT MAN SPEAKING INTO MIKE
4. 14 23 MS PEOPLE SIT & LISTENING
5. 17 28 MS OTHERS SAME
6. 19 32 ANOTHER SAME
7. 22 36 EXT. SHOT HUGE CROWD Demonstrators call on the legislators to take leadership in the school fight away from Governor J. Lindsay Almond, who recently admitted he was powerless to prevent integration in public schools. About five thousand people in Richmonds Capitol Square back the demands of the Crusade group, whose leaders had asked a hundred thousand people to show up. They call for Governor Almond to come out and talk, but he refuses.
8. 28 47 MS PAN OF CROWD