Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This copy of the anti-communist newspaper, Common Sense, no. 304, July 15, 1958, was sent to Abbitt by frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane. This newspaper publication was published by the Christian Educational Association, centered in Union, New…

In this address to the Lions Club of Statesville, North Carolina, the Reverend James P. Dees began by describing his compassion for African Americans, but also declared his staunch opposition to integration. He also discussed his objections to…

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…

Frequent correspondent, J.R. Orgain, Jr., wrote to Abbitt informing him that Reverend G.W. Walker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, African American publisher of National Christian Magazine, was “willing to go any place called to neutralize the…

Florence D. Reipe, district director of the Staunton River district chapter of Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers sent Abbitt a resolution unanimously adopted at the district chapter's annual meeting on March 14, 1958. The resolution…

A letter inquiring about the cases of integrated schools in Washington D.C. The letter says that everyone in the author's Episcopalian diocese, except a bishop who was not from the South, showed disdain about the integration of school.

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…

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…

Elaine Sydnor of Columbus, Georgia wrote to Abbitt objecting to Supreme Court's decision in Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 U.S. 488 (1961). On June 19, the Court had ruled it unconstitutional for federal government or any state government to require a…

Arkansas Faith, a segregationist magazine, focused on resistance to desegregation in general and the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision. This issue of the magazine included articles on "race mixing" between African American soldiers and white…
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