Massive Resistance, Panel 2

A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the… read more

A conference was held marking the 50th anniversary of the 1959 end of Massive Resistance, Virginia’s campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. In 1958, Virginia Governor James Almond closed schools throughout Virginia, most predominately in Norfolk, to prevent them from being integrated.

The panelists talked about the political and media climate at the time of the Massive Resistance. They focused on state issues, but also spoke about the national scene as well. Following their remarks, they answered questions from the audience. Larry Sabato moderated.

“Politics and Media during Massive Resistance” at 11:00 a.m. was the second panel of the 12th Annual Virginia Political History Project “With All Deliberate Speed? Massive Resistance in Virginia.” The conference was held on Friday, July 17, 2009, in the Virginia Capitol Building, in Richmond, Virginia. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 9, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 10, 2009

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  • Aug 09, 2009 | 12:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 09, 2009 | 6:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2009 | 12:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2009 | 6:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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