Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A resolution by the Farmville District Parent Teachers Association which commended Governor Thomas B. Stanley and Virginia legislature on their leadership and supporting measures adopted by the General Assembly in its special session of 1956. …

A model General Assembly bill drafted by the Defenders of Segregation for a new state law stipulating that "white and colored children shall not be taught together in the public schools of Virginia” and that “no state funds shall be expended in…

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…

Florence D. Reipe, district director of the Staunton River district chapter of Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers sent Abbitt a resolution unanimously adopted at the district chapter's annual meeting on March 14, 1958. The resolution…

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…

The June 1956 issue of the official newsletter of the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, one of the principal opponents of school desegregation in Virginia. The newsletter included descriptions of activities of its county…

A satirical N.A.A.C.P. application without any indication of authorship or origin. The construction was likely circulated among segregationists in the wake of Brown v. Board.

This false application represents a satirical N.A.A.C.P. application (slight variation from previous application) without any indication of authorship or origin. The construction was likely circulated among segregationists in the wake of the Brown v.…

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 was written by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (the Roanoke River Post). The authors were in favor of racial segregation in hospitals and asked Abbitt's support. The administration believed that this would lead to…
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