In the first letter, written August 26, Semmes complains that he has not been allowed to take his position as probate judge of Mobile County: "Do I read the President's proclamation of the 20th. inst., declaring that peace prevails throughout the...
Strickland would later serve as the staff director for the Alabama Legislative Commission to Preserve the Peace. In the letter he criticizes federal intervention during civil rights demonstrations in the South: "...with callous disregard for state...
In the message Wallace requests that the president withdraw federal troops from military bases near Birmingham, Alabama, where they are on standby. He blames Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights demonstrators for the violence in the city,...
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