Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

In this address to the Lions Club of Statesville, North Carolina, the Reverend James P. Dees began by describing his compassion for African Americans, but also declared his staunch opposition to integration. He also discussed his objections to…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent, Ernest S. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia, regarding school integration, the validity of the Fourteenth Amendment, and communist influence in the NAACP. Abbitt thanked Jones for his insight and noted that…

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…

J.C. McGehee sent a handwritten letter to Abbitt from Keysville, Va. to express his opinions regarding the recent Supreme Court ruling on integrated schooling. McGehee said that he refused to endorse integration and asked Abbitt and other…

John G. Sims, Jr, of Forth Worth, Texas wrote Abbitt to thank him for sending him a copy of a speech by Harry F. Byrd. The letter includes a self-published pamphlet of his own. Deploying metaphors of war, Sims wrote that that the NAACP and "our…

A letter with an enclosed article, titled "Ex-Communist Testifies On Red Goals in South" from frequent correspondent Landon Lane to Abbitt. The article suggested that the Communist Party of the United States of America sought to foster racial…

Jack Rathborne of Arlington, Virginia, wrote to Byrd to call his attention to a “venomous” speech by NAACP member Agnes Meyer before the 1957 banquet of the Arlington Education Association. Rathborne asked that Byrd public refute what he…

William R. Craig, manager of radio station WHAP in Hopewell, Virginia responded to a pamphlet Abbitt sent to constituents entitled "Federal Government and NAACP in Collusion to Force Integration in Virginia." Craig told Abbitt his mailing…

In a handwritten letter, J.C. McGehee of Keysville, Virgnia, implored Abbitt to continue resisting school integration and argued that it was Virginia's duty to "help" Arkansas and North Carolina in the prevention of school integration. McGehee…
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