Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Remarks Given on the Floor of the House of Representatives

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Remarks Given on the Floor of the House of Representatives

Description

In prepared remarks for the House floor Abbitt declared his opposition of the desegreagtion of the University of Mississippi in October of 1962, Abbitt is opposed to the portrayal of the media towards white protestors. In late September, 1962 African American student James Meredith attempted under federal court order to integrate Ole Miss, setting off white resistance and riots left two people dead. A week earlier the Governor of Mississippi had the registrar's office barred off in an attempt to delay the integration. Abbitt criticized the portrayal by the media of the events taking place.

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Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998

Date

1962-10-06

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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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 November 22, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/333.

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