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...
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...
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