In the first letter, written September 28, 1962, Selden writes Congressman William Colmer, dean of the Mississippi delegation, to offer encouragement and assistance during the conflict over the integration of the University of Mississippi. In the...
In the letter the congressmen express support for the governor during his attempt to prevent the integration of the University of Mississippi. They particularly commend his stand against federal intervention in the matter: "We are inspired by your...
In the message the congressmen commend Ross's efforts to prevent integration at the University of Mississippi ("the courageous battle you are waging for constitutional government"), and they promise that "Mississippi's fight is Alabama's fight."
In the message the congressmen criticize the president's involvement in the integration of the University of Mississippi, and they compare his actions to President Eisenhower's intervention in Little Rock, Arkansas. They demand the "immediate...
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