Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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An anti-NAACP pamphlet, printed by American Nationalist, which argued that NAACP fomented a plot for "black supremacy" through voter registration

A letter to Abbitt from a constituent who opposed Eisenhower's policies and character--especially regarding integration and civil rights legislation. The letter ends with a grateful message on states' rights and the loyalty of Southern politicians to…

Correspondence between Abbitt and Evelyn Williams indicating public fear about an infiltration of communism in American government. Abbitt's response is lengthy and personalized in comparison to many others in the collection.

John G. Sims, Jr, of Forth Worth, Texas wrote Abbitt to thank him for sending him a copy of a speech by Harry F. Byrd. The letter includes a self-published pamphlet of his own. Deploying metaphors of war, Sims wrote that that the NAACP and "our…
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