Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1959 May 11, Washington, D.C. [to] Jennette L. Daniel, Farmville, Va.

Title

[Letter] 1959 May 11, Washington, D.C. [to] Jennette L. Daniel, Farmville, Va.

Description

Jennette L. Daniel, president of the Cumberland Branch of the NAACP, wrote Abbitt urging him to support civil rights legislation pending in Congress.. The letter specifically addressed the lynching of Mack Parker in Mississippi on April 24, 1959. In his reply, Abbitt described the “Mack Parker situation" as "deplorable” but argued that pending legislation would not have prevented Parker's lynching and that current statutes were "ample" to "punish the guilty people when they are found by the FBI which is making an all-out effort to catch them.”

Creator

Daniel, Janette L.

Date

1959-05-06/1959-05-11

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text.

Spatial Coverage

Farmville, Virginia

Files

Citation

Daniel, Janette L. , “[Letter] 1959 May 11, Washington, D.C. [to] Jennette L. Daniel, Farmville, Va. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 22, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/306.

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