Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter and enclosed clipping from "The Worker" sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane. The article clipping was titled "Nation's Youth to Demonstrate! Now's the Time to Integrate!" and Lane's commentary on the subject was that the gradual…

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 from consituants protesting the busing of black children from the South side of Richmond to the East side.

Two articles in the National Education Association Journal,, describing the education situation in Prince Edward County Schools from two different perspectives. Includes a photograph of authors, William Vanden Heuvel, Special Assistant to the…

This newspaper clipping shows a map of Virginia, including the localities which were scheduled to integrate during the next school term, along with a table of the numbers of white and black students in each school, arranged by county.

In a letter to the editor in Richmond News Leader, S. Tremaine of Roselle, New Jersey criticized the Editor's segregationist stance. Tremaine argued that the United States as a whole, led by the Supreme Court, was progressing toward a more…

Delaney, Anfuso, and Keogh discuss a recent statement made by Governor Harriman in Washington. The men told Abbitt that Governor Harriman would oppose the use of federal troops while people of the South strongly opposed the Supreme Court's decision…

This letter from Mrs. Virginia Reibsamen of Spring Grove, VA was written shortly after the Brown v. Board decision. It describes her disapproval, as a mother, of the Supreme Court decision to integrate. Abbitt responded by sympathizing and said that…

Abbitt replied to a letter from R.L. Eismon of Lynchburg, Virginia that included a clipping of a newspaper editorial clipping. The editorial supported the American Medical Association's objections to stipulations by the U.S. Department of Health,…
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