Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1955 November 23, Franklin, Virginia [to] Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington, D. C.

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[Letter] 1955 November 23, Franklin, Virginia [to] Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington, D. C.

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Six months after the Brown v. Board decision, constituent Howard Vinson of Franklin, Virginia, wrote Abbitt that “my kids and several others will not attend school. “If a law can be made to cast aside the white man rights it all so can cost aside the Negro wrights [sic] .” Vinson concluded his letter by telling Abbitt that he “hope[d] and pray[ed] that you can find something to stop all this. You don’t know whats in people mines. You don’t hear them talk like I do. Can’t you and the rest in DC see that this is what the Soviet wants? So they can take over the USA. While we are all pulling apart.”

Creator

Vinson, Howard

Date

1955-11-23

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Franklin, Virginia

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Citation

Vinson, Howard , “[Letter] 1955 November 23, Franklin, Virginia [to] Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington, D. C. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/9.

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