Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1956, March 3 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

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[Letter] 1956, March 3 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

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B.L. McCullough of Seattle, Washington wrote to Abbitt to decry the Supreme COurt's ruling in Brown v. Board and Decried the Brown v. Board decision and other “Negroid decisions which no Southern State has the slightest intention of obeying." He also praised the Southern Manifesto
about the rulings of the Supreme Court striking down school desegregation. McCullough proposed secession from the nation, reinstating the Confederate States of America and joining the British Commonwealth. McCullough believed this could be done peacefully, comparing the situation to Gandhi in British India.

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hailed the “the Southern Manifesto, “ a resolution signed by nineteen Senators and 82 representatives, including Abbitt.

The Declaration of Constitutional Principles (known informally as the Southern Manifesto) was a document written in February and March 1956, in the United States Congress, in opposition to racial integration of public places.[

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McCullough, B.L.

Date

1956-03-03

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt papers

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Spatial Coverage

Seattle, Washington

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Citation

McCullough, B.L., “[Letter] 1956, March 3 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 19, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/369.

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