Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Citizens' Response to the Lambert Conference Report

Title

Citizens' Response to the Lambert Conference Report

Description

In a joint letter, five Southerners (including a retired bishop from South Carolina, a presiding judge in Alababa, a church rector from North Carolina) objected to a resolution condemning segregation and racial discrimination by the Bishops of the Episcopal Church. The Bishops had issued the resolution at the 1958 Lamberth Conference, an assembly of bishops from the Anglican Communion held once a decade. In their objection, the writers argued that segregation was justified by the inequality of morality and intelligence between the races, and was necessary to prevent a "mongrelized" society.

Creator

Thomas, Rt. Rev Albert S.

Date

1958-10-10

Contributor

Jones, Hon. Walter Burgwyn
Dees, Rev James P.
Winborne, Roger R.
Cheshire, James Webb

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Files

Collection

Citation

Thomas, Rt. Rev Albert S. , “Citizens' Response to the Lambert Conference Report ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/17.

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