Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968 June 18, Washington D.C. [to] Virginia K. Strough, Colonial Heights, Va.

Title

[Letter] 1968 June 18, Washington D.C. [to] Virginia K. Strough, Colonial Heights, Va.

Description

Virginia Strough of Colonial Heights, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt to voice her objections to the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, DC, and to opposition to proposed federal gun control legistation in the wake of Robert Kennedy's assassination on June 6, 1968. She contended that the People's Campaign created “festering sore in that fair city," explained that she “heartily opposed to legislation that would help lazy people stay lazy," and that she felt that "Spanish speaking people" who joined the movement were ungrateful.
Abbitt replied thanking her for “thoughtful letter” and noting that, in the wake of “that awful so-called peace march” he had had introduced an unsuccessful legislation in the fall of 1967 to require marching organizations to post bonds guaranteeing responsibility for any damage linked to their march.

Creator

Strough, Virginia K.

Date

1968-06-17/1968-06-18

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text.

Spatial Coverage

Colonial Heights, Virginia

Files

Citation

Strough, Virginia K. , “[Letter] 1968 June 18, Washington D.C. [to] Virginia K. Strough, Colonial Heights, Va. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/364.

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