Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Remarks Given on the Floor of the House of Representatives

Title

Remarks Given on the Floor of the House of Representatives

Description

In this draft of a speech before Congress, Abbitt condemned remarks that Arthur S. Fleming, Eisenhower's Secretary of Heath, Education, and Welfare had made about resistance to integration in Prince Edward County. Abbitt referred to Fleming as a "bureaucrat of the Federal government" and blamed the situation in Prince Edward County on the federal government, the NAACP, and the Supreme Court.

Creator

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998

Date

1959-09-12

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Washington D.C.

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Citation

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998, “Remarks Given on the Floor of the House of Representatives ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 25, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/328.

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