Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter from H. Lester Hooker of the State Corporation Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia to Abbitt regarding school closures. Abbitt sent a personal response which expressed his opinion that it was unjust for white students to not be in…

Frank S. Littlejohn, a physician from Marhsall, Texas, wrote to thank Abbitt for his stand in support of segregation, which believe to be “aside from the Bricker Amendment” the most important issue facing the nation. Littlejohn commented: “The…

A letter from the Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Richmond Chapter of the Defenders of the State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties regarding Virginia and United States History books. Williams suggested a rewriting of the history of…

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 prepared remarks for the House floor, Abbitt commended the citizens of Prince Edward County for their fight against school integration and entered an article from the Farmville Herald into the Congressional record.

A speech by Abbitt on the floor of the House of Representatives give in reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling in Griffin v. County School Board of Prince Edward County, 377 U.S. 218. In this case, the Court ruled that the decision of the School…

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 this draft of a speech before Congress, Abbitt condemned remarks that Arthur S. Fleming, Eisenhower's Secretary of Heath, Education, and Welfare had made about resistance to integration in Prince Edward County. Abbitt referred to Fleming as a…

A draft of speech delivered on House floor on January 21, 1959 in which Abbitt declared that "we cannot and we must not permit integration in a single public school in Virginia.” Abbitt argued that the “guns of Federal judicial tyranny" were…

An extension of Remarks made by Abbitt during the 84th Congress. In remarks on the House floor, Abbitt condemned the Supreme Court decision in Brown V. Board of Education and announced "A Plan for Virginia," a blueprint for massive resistance to…
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