Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Albert Tatum wrote from Brodnax, Virginia inquired if it was a smart decision whether to join the Klan or not. Though groups such as the KKK were not incredibly prevalent in Virginia, there were still some existing members sparsely populated…

H. J. Res. 397 from the U.S. Senate deals with the resettlement of "alien refugee-escapee"s in countries other than the United States that are not communist-dominated. Within the context of Abbitt's papers, this document appeared among many requests…

This document is the official public law, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 or the Hart-Celler Act, that abolished the National Origins Formula that had controlled U.S. Immigration since 1921. This act replaced the national quota…

Ann C. Abbitt, Abbitt's daughter, wrote to her father requesting information on the education of mentally challenged children for a paper on education. Abbitt's aide, Fred Fletcher, replied that he had request the publications she sought from the…

In prepared remarks for the House floor, Abbitt commended the citizens of Prince Edward County for their fight against school integration and entered an article from the Farmville Herald into the Congressional record.

In this speech Abbitt told the Appomattox Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy about the important role played by women in both the history of the nation and for civil defense. Abbitt also spoke on the military might of the Russians and…

Abbitt's opening remarks at Appomattox Courthouse on April 16, 1950 in which he welcomed all to Appomattox, emphasizing national reunion and reconciliation.

A draft of speech delivered on House floor on January 21, 1959 in which Abbitt declared that "we cannot and we must not permit integration in a single public school in Virginia.” Abbitt argued that the “guns of Federal judicial tyranny" were…

In these prepared remarks for the floor of the House of Representatives, Abbitt called for curtailing foreign aid to developing nations.

In this draft of a speech before Congress, Abbitt condemned remarks that Arthur S. Fleming, Eisenhower's Secretary of Heath, Education, and Welfare had made about resistance to integration in Prince Edward County. Abbitt referred to Fleming as a…
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