Original Author: WSLA-TV News
Created: October 5, 1968

Governor Mills E. Godwin Speaks Out Against Protesters

On October 5, 1968, Governor Mills E. Godwin delivers a speech on the football field of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, praising the qualities that the school instills in its students. Godwin said that if counterculture radicals such as the Yippies (members of the Youth International Party) attended VMI, they would obtain an education and terminate their protesting.

This news clip is from the WSLS-TV News Film Collection at the University of Virginia Library. WSLS is an NBC-affiliated television station in Roanoke.