Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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In a joint letter, five Southerners (including a retired bishop from South Carolina, a presiding judge in Alababa, a church rector from North Carolina) objected to a resolution condemning segregation and racial discrimination by the Bishops of 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…

This piece of anti-communist propaganda contains a letter about the Southland Churches and the revolution against communism and blacks. Contents included are the letter itself, an attached editorial in support of the letter, and Abbitt's response to…

This news editorial argues against integrationists who claim that the principles of brotherhood and equality espoused by Christian doctrine are consistent with the integration of public schools. The author argued that God created races separately…

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…

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…

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 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.

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…

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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