Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A page from 1931 edition of The Web, the University of Richmond's yearbook, showing Watkins Moorman Abbitt and his brother G.F. Abbitt, Jr. Abbitt's listed accomplishments included membership in Delta Theta Pi, vice-president of student…

A political map of the Commonwealth of Virginia, showing county and state lines and major cities and towns.

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Kenneth Hooley of Falls Church Virginia, wrote Abbitt to share a pamphlet by Aldrich Blake, entitled "Are 'Civil Rights’ Worth it?“ Based in Laguna Beach, California, Blake was the author of My Kind! My Country! (1950), a dystopian novel set …

A letter with an enclosed article, titled "Ex-Communist Testifies On Red Goals in South" from frequent correspondent Landon Lane to Abbitt. The article suggested that the Communist Party of the United States of America sought to foster racial…

A brief message with an enclosure, titled "In The Mercury's Opinion" by Russel Maguire, sent to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon Lane, The piece of extremist literature contains two articles, one title "The Police State" which draws…

An issue of Common Sense, self-proclaimed as "The Nation's Anti-Communist Newspaper", with a focus on the relationship between communism and "race-mixing".

A letter from H. Lester Hooker of the State Corporation Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia to Abbitt regarding school closures. Abbitt sent a personal response which expressed his opinion that it was unjust for white students to not be in…

Frequent correspondent Landon Lane sent Abbitt a pamphlet entitled "Fable of the Ducks and the Hens," writen by head of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell evoking George Orwell's "Animal Farm," Rockwell critiqued Jewish power in the…

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 Pocahontas Hagy of Abingdon, Virginia, arguing for better treatment of Native American peoples. Contending that the South had favored African Americans over "the Indian, America’s first landowner." Hagy asked Abbitt a to…
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