Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1956, March 23 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

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[Letter] 1956, March 23 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt

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Frank S. Littlejohn, a physician from Marhsall, Texas, wrote to thank Abbitt for his stand in support of segregation, which believe to be “aside from the Bricker Amendment” the most important issue facing the nation. Littlejohn commented: “The less segregation you have the more miscegenation you have with a negroid nation in the offing." Named for their principal sponsor, Republican Senator John W. Bricker of Ohio, the Bricker Amendment was the name given to several proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution, aimed at restricting the scope of treaties entered into by the United States.

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Littlejohn, Frank

Date

1956-03-26

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Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Marshall, Texas

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Littlejohn, Frank, “[Letter] 1956, March 23 [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 21, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/371.

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