Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968, October 29, Suffolk, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

Title

[Letter] 1968, October 29, Suffolk, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

Description

A letter from Marjorie Steele of Suffolk, Virginia, to Abbitt, expressing her outrage that Abbitt was facing a "nigger" in the 1968 election. She declared "Abe Lincoln said that those blacks should never be made voters, hold gov. office etc. and it is a disgrace to America that they have been allowed to do so." Steele also expressed her deep displeasure with the political records of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon, who she charged with favoring communism and world government. Abbitt responded by thanking Steele for her support in the upcoming election and by expressing that voter awareness in this upcoming election was of crucial importance.

Creator

Steele, Marjorie

Date

1968-10-29

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998 correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Suffolk, Virginia

Files

Citation

Steele, Marjorie, “[Letter] 1968, October 29, Suffolk, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 24, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/353.

Social Bookmarking

Geolocation