Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Arkansas Faith: Fort McClellan Race Mixing Scandal

Title

Arkansas Faith: Fort McClellan Race Mixing Scandal

Description

Arkansas Faith, a segregationist magazine, focused on resistance to desegregation in general and the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board decision. This issue of the magazine included articles on "race mixing" between African American soldiers and white women at Fort McClellan, nullification of Supreme Court decisions, and support for the Johnson Amendment, a change to the U.S. tax code in 1954 sponsored by Lyndon Johnson which banned tax-exempt organizations from endorsing or opposing candidates for political office. The back cover featured a cartoon that implied that political moderation on the issue of segregation would lead to interracial sex or marriage.

Creator

Johnson, Jim
McGowan, M. M.

Date

March, 1956

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Crossett, Arkansas

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Citation

Johnson, Jim and McGowan, M. M., “Arkansas Faith: Fort McClellan Race Mixing Scandal,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/370.

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