Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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In prepared remarks for the House floor Abbitt declared his opposition of the desegreagtion of the University of Mississippi in October of 1962, Abbitt is opposed to the portrayal of the media towards white protestors. In late September, 1962 African…

In a speech marked as to delivered in Farmville, Virginia, Abbitt denounced civil rights legislation advanced in Congress and supported by the Kennedy administration. Abbitt made the case that this legislation "perverted" the constitution and…

In a draft of a speech to the American Legion, likely given shortly after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in July 1964, Abbitt described the Act as "the most evil, iniquitous, liberty destroying, power grasping legislation ever presented to the…

In a draft of speech, Abbitt denounced H.R. 2516 as a “bad law” and a “so-called civil rights bill.” Calling civil rights, “a fuzzy term now used to cover any privilege demanded by loud and militant minorities,” Abbitt pointed out what…
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