Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 84th Congress

Title

Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 84th Congress

Description

An extension of Remarks made by Abbitt during the 84th Congress. In remarks on the House floor, Abbitt condemned the Supreme Court decision in Brown V. Board of Education and announced "A Plan for Virginia," a blueprint for massive resistance to school desegregation in Virginia, spearheaded by the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties. The Defenders were a statewide organization formed in the fall of 1954.

Creator

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998

Date

1955-06-09

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

Collection

Citation

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, “Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the 84th Congress,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 20, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/316.

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