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…

This pamphlet, published by the Duval County Federation for Constitutional Government of Jacksonville, Florida, accused the NAACP, Americans for Democratic Action, World federalists, and other "leftist organizations” of carrying out “an organized…

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".

Landon Lane of Atavist, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt expressing his concern that nations could become a client state of the United Nations. He included with his letter a copy of the January 1960 issue of The Canadian Intelligence Service. The…

This letter from George M. Dorsey from Warner Bros. Picture Distributing Corporation contained a recording of an anti-Communist speech given by Rabbi Maxwell H. Dubbin of Los Angeles, shared to promote the corporation president's anti-Communist…

This letter from Miles D. Kennedy, Director of the American Legion, includes a copy of an article titled "The Men Commies Hate Most," about various members in the United States Government that oppose communism. Kennedy believed that Abbitt also…

In a letter to Abbitt, E. C. Coleman of Petersburg, VA. inquired about any HUAC investigations of the NAACP, noting that he had understood NAACP Board member Channing Tobias to be connected to the Communist Party. Abbitt contacted the committee on…

Six months after the Brown v. Board decision, constituent Howard Vinson of Franklin, Virginia, wrote Abbitt that “my kids and several others will not attend school. “If a law can be made to cast aside the white man rights it all so can cost…

Emma Hendrix of Memphis, Tennessee, wrote to Abbitt about how the Supreme Court, the Eisenhower Administration, and the United Nations were ruining the country. She enclosed a pamphlet entitled "U.N. wanted for murder." There's no record of a reply…

The Attorney General of the state of Arkansas wrote to Abbitt imploring him to take action in Congress to strip the NAACP of its tax-exempt status. Abbitt replied that he was focused on this question and that he "realize[d] the dire predicament of…
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