Publisher: University of Virginia Special Collections
Governor J. Lindsay Almond Jr. Makes a Televised Speech
Virginia governor J. Lindsay Almond Jr. turns away from the television camera light in this photograph taken on January 20, 1959. Almond was giving a televised address to the state's citizens. During his tenure as governor (1958–1962), Almond's name became synonymous with Massive Resistance, the legislative effort used to prevent school desegregation in light of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954.