Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

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…

The first letter in this series of letters is a request from a high school student, Jeanette Jones, for information on Communism. She met him when her class visited Washington during the previous year, and said the meeting was the highlight of her…

This letter begins with Reverend Paul Blevins, a pastor from Lynchburg, writing to Abbitt regarding the potential Communist associations of UNICEF. Although Blevins was not in Abbitt's district, he met Abbitt and informed the congressman of his high…

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…

In the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, John Mitchell of Hopewell, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt about his conviction that the American people should rise up in response to fight Communism. Mitchell wrote that the United States was…

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…

This pamphlet and quasi-petition called for U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren's impeachment on the grounds of an alleged alliance with the Soviet Union, as evidenced by the desegregation ruling in 1954. The pamphlet expresses a belief…

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…

A handwritten document, without signed author, outlining two steps to fight school integration through legislative action at both local and federal levels. The writer posed the political conflict as a series of stark choices: “The real problems…
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