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Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1960 April 5, Altavista, Va. [to] Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C.

Title

[Letter] 1960 April 5, Altavista, Va. [to] Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C.

Description

Letter written to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a frequent correspondent of Abbitt, Landon B. Lane. The letter draws connections between segregation and the preservation of a white race. Lane asked the president questions like, "would [you] have preferred that your ancestors had crossed basic racial lines, or would you prefer being as you are, of Caucasian heritage?" and "would you just as soon have had mulatto grandchildren?"

Creator

Lane, Landon B.

Date

1960-04-05

Contributor

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text.

Spatial Coverage

Altavista, Virginia

Files

Citation

Lane, Landon B., “[Letter] 1960 April 5, Altavista, Va. [to] Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 19, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/255.

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