Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1957 March 11, Washington, D.C. [to] J. R. Orgain, Jr., Alberta, Va.

Title

[Letter] 1957 March 11, Washington, D.C. [to] J. R. Orgain, Jr., Alberta, Va.

Description

Frequent correspondent, J.R. Orgain, Jr., wrote to Abbitt informing him that Reverend G.W. Walker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, African American publisher of National Christian Magazine, was “willing to go any place called to neutralize the activity of the N.A.A.C.P., if his expenses are paid.” Orgain saw Walker’s potential testimony before Congress as a way to counteract growing public concerns about African American voting rights and to “help defeat this Civil Rights legislation.” Orgain enclosed a copy of National Christian magazine, which advertised itself as a standing for the “purity of the races,” “christian advice,” and “better understanding between the races of the South.” Abbitt replied that he agreed with Orgain’s views and looked forward to seeing him in Richmond on March 22, 1957.

Creator

Orgain, Jr., J.R.

Date

1957-03-07/1957-03-11

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text.

Spatial Coverage

Alberta, Virginia

Files

Citation

Orgain, Jr., J.R. , “[Letter] 1957 March 11, Washington, D.C. [to] J. R. Orgain, Jr., Alberta, Va. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/254.

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