In the letter Durr discusses the attack on the Freedom Riders at the Montgomery Greyhound station and the local reaction to the incident: "It was simply shocking to see the indifference and the actual approval of such brutal violence and I am...
In the speech Dowdell argues in favor of a clause in the bill that would repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820. He objects to a provision of the act that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of the 36ø 30' latitude line: "This line...
The letter gives details about family members, the education of the Haynes children, and economic difficulties. The writers also discuss views on slavery: "Your intimations in your last letter relative to your ever saying anything to me or us, upon...
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