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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 27

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  • Text: Atlanta, Georgia October 1, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor City Hall 68 Mitchell Street, Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: No doubt you have already heard of the people's unfavorable reaction to your speech on T. Ve, last Thursday night, against our newly-elected Governor, calling the people who voted for him, "IGNORANT". This will not soon be forgotten. I rode the bus into Atlanta, Friday morning, and the topic of conversation, among my fellow-passengers, was your speech and your derogatory remarks against Mr. Maddox. One woman passenger, who appeared to be in her middle seventies, said "Jn all my life, I have never seen as much venom in a mants eyes as you had in yours during your speech against our choice for the next Govenor of Georgia’ As in the case of the Atlanta Newspapers, We Se Be; every knock, the people reacted the same — EVERY KNOCK TO MR. MADDOX WAS A BOOST. If former Mayor Hartsfield saw all the hatred, bitterness and jealousy dis— played during your speech, he will change his mind about "THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BEING TOO BUSY TO HATE." Mr. Mayor, instead of your worrying abput the seal of our great state of Georgia being tarnished, by the people's choice for our next Governor of the state of Georgia, you had better be-worrying about the tarnish to you, due to that unjust speech you made against Mre Maddox and the people of the state of Georgia, which will not rub off, even if you used one of Mr. Maddox's pick handles. Mr. Mayor, you should have let Martin Luther King make his own speech if you intend to ever run for public office again, because the speech in question neither won you any votes nor influenced the people. You left out part of Martin's speech - the part where he said that Mr. Maddox's being elected Governor made him sorry that he is a Georgian. Thousands of Georgians share his sentiments - for we, too, are sorry that he is a Georgian. I have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Maddox, but I feel sure that he is a Christian, standing up for what we all know in our hearts is right. Mr. Maddox is the Horatio Alger-type, having worked hard all his life to make this world a better place in which to live. I have always voted for Mr. Maddox, and will continue to do so. Mr. Allen, you have shown the firemen of the city of Atlanta no consideration whatsoever. All the firemen I know have to work at two jobs to earn a living, but you wouldn't know anything about that, would you? Happy fishing to you and Martin Luther, come voting day, NOVEMBER 8th. Mr. Maddox will have enough votes without yours and Martints to win. I would like to sign off, for now, with this little poem: "THERE IS A DESTINY THAT MAKES US BROTHERS NONE GOES HIS WAY ALONE. ALL THAT WE SEND INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS COMES BACK INTO OUR OWN." Think about this poem when dealing with our city firemen, won!t you? Sincerely (we) Sree “Rc ¢ Mrs. ‘Grace Rice - Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 21

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  • Text: DR. D. S. REESE 401 PEOPLES BANK BUILDING CARROLLTON, GA. October 1, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen Atlanta, Ga. Dear Sir: I am so very disappointed in you, as I knew you in your work with Boy Scouts. My opinion of you was such a good one and I thought you to be a good Christian gentleman. I think your work would be harmful to Boy Scouts now. To my knowledge, I have never met nor seen Mr. Lester Maddox. I heard part of his speech over WSB, Tuesday before election. I am sure you heard him or knew what he said. I have talked to a number of people today. Some of them are as fine Christian people as I've ever known. After hearing you, these people all say they will endorse what Lester Maddox said. One Christian lady told me that she and her husband were at a ball game in Atlanta several nights ago. Two men and a woman on seat behind them were drinking with rowdy disturbance. She said they could not enjoy the game, as well as other people who were seated around them. The woman who sat between the two men went to the rest room. While she was gone the men planned some lies to tell their wives. These men were bragging of their family and professional standing. One of the men was an eye specialist. Another patient from Bowdon was in my office today and said almost the same thing happened to he and his wife except the partywas in front of then. I heard a salesman who lives in Atlanta tell a group in my office a few weeks ago that he personally knew Mr. Maddox and that he was one of the finest Christian gentlemen he knew and that Mr. Maddox would get down any time to help an unfortunate up. I wish you could visit the Carroll County Prison with me and see the results of what has happened to homes as a result of wrong leadership. DR. D. S. REESE 401 PEOPLES BANK BUILDING CARROLLTON, GA. (2) Do you consider it honorable to endorse what is going on there? Are you proud of what you said about the good people who voted for Lester Maddox. I don't think you and the Atlanta papers have any right to call the one third million good people who voted for Mr. Maddox such low types as you are doing. Yours truly, A) Shes — D.S. Reese, M.D. DSR: ih
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 8

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  • Text: 2643 Humphries Street East Point, Georgia October 4, 1966 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Mr. Mayor: On Thursday evening, September 29, 1966, the Atlanta Journal printed on page two an article attributed to you regarding the election of Lester Maddox as the Democratic nominee for Governor. As a private citizen and elected public official, you are entitled to your opinion but I must take exception to both your attitude and published statement. On September 28, 1966, I exercised my constitutional right as a citizen and voted in the run-off election. You have now intimated that I am either ignorant, prejudiced, a reactionary or a Republican. I am none of these, and I have taken your choice of words to be a personal insult to my judgment and freedom to vote as I see fit. It appears to me that a written apology is in order unless you can substantiate your allegations with more than an opinion. I anxiously await your reply. Sincerely, 3 Malle, Willie Walla McDaniel
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 12

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  • Text: Hote Mr. Allen, Mayor, Atlanta, Ga. ' Dear Sirse A femous American once said "A college education never made BRAINS and he demonstrated this clain with the following story: "A. T. Stewart, & big de- martment-store merchant in New York, made a $1,666,000 @ year; he died leaving not one in the whole organization capable of carrying on the business. A bank took it over, put a judge at its head and he loss 4 million a year”. — . Are you quite sure that Mr. Maddox is incapable of © being a successful governor? He seems to have made & succes “ef his own business until Mr. Johnson comes in and tells him how to run it?. John Milton said: "Who overcomes by force has overcome but half his foe". He who ascends to mountain tops shalad find, The loftiest peaks all wrapped in clouds and . snow. He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Skall look down on the hate of those below. Lord Byrone =.
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 28

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  • Text: Ootnber2, 1966 Mr, IeAllen Mayor of Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga. Dear Mr, Allen. If Ynu Imew how ri@iculous You sounded, when You spoke of Honourable Mr. Maddax, You would mt have done same. Many or us feel, that You not only owe an apology to Mr. Maddox, but also to many that prefered him, to any other candidate. While nobody is trying to take awaylosae cee fne. e a Maddox and many of us think, that white people have somg rights also, which he will try te preserve for us. Am enclosing two of Mr. Maddox's auto stickers, one for Your car, and one for Your FRONT DOOR, use theme A fine democrat You turned out to Be “The a pity, that Your friends, where not able to stomp You properly, the other day at the stadium. Truly Cappy to Mr. Maddox CKkSccssrricentn, AeLeSUSSMANN ee an Estes Road, Rt2. College Park. Ga.
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 18

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  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 36

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  • Text: Atlanta, Georgia — September 30, “1966 ° gels rer : aye se futares ee ents, ‘atat @ then ‘cake an pe unt it~ after the @ ee ih F th ‘recent riots added sreatiy | Le ries en votes ; "a30 out the mas ehtotte pleasure’ to 1 elie ve . the ait te man's Goa smereds \ ort; the hee "then oe all. % 8. indulge yourselves); but : BP set yourself up as a ere is an n undercurrent of intense feelings. shroygh..the = populat Los re thin . are ot ¥ olving a Negro, People fe : tng Ne ‘about instalie about government waste: hithey'd like to get off | ey can't. They know that the economy os oe es issatisfactions t In short the average. ; appreciate nieeedt me ian 0 hat enn soho dy Fi oe ws ee Se 86 in en Hat oe SP Ania ee te 2 a rhe aes ius ! election | of tire satis was ooo of Sent state) hove vats. OMe oe ene oe ye 7a Ewe ; Dee rely rea — aie Bs. a Pe — tak em time to really os Le ie, berore you make * ,. es 4 were — aid a+ “4 gM yO te yee i wy r iz ea iy ) pobre fs “at eee ee eae ust a “a - 7" a 7 i i ot vo a" sg a ' peat - art ee 4 ee eit im 13 ja} of ” : igee ey
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 37

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  • Text: WALT DAVIS REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE POST 1 119TH DISTRICT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES es Honoreble Mayor Ivan Allen Mayor, City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georg La Dear Mr, Mayor: ed with dismay your comments on CBS Reports 'Black Fower- sh,' Tuesday September 27, 1966. I view White Backls Your remark that Georgia went Republican in 196) because of the white backlash was a most unfortunate, un-cslled for, irresponsible statement of the rankest sort, Such a statement does greet injustice to the Republican Farty of Georgia in general and the people of Georgia in particular. Your inference seems to be only those votes with racial overtones were cast for Barry Goldwater. This is what all doctinaire liberals would ae ‘to think. I personally feel you owe the people of Georgia e an apology for your insinuation that they are not discerning I suggest to.y eorgia went Republican in 1964 "Entirely" in repudistion of Lynd Bal ne s Johnson and Hubert Horatio Humphrey and their socialistic, w are, givaway schemes of the "Grest Society." WDsb Walt Davis F.S. In view of recent Democratic nominetion, suggest you vote Hepublicsn Nev. 3.
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 49

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  • Text: McKENZIE INSURANCE AGENCY you LT ye Complete OL saraue Oi rvise Insurance / “senves/ You finst= Telephone S627 — MONTEZUMA, GEORGIA September 30,1966 Mayor Ivan Allen City Hall Atlanta, Georgia. ‘ Dear Sir: Your recent statements over national television have created such a resentment in me that I can not help but express to you my utter contempt for such a statement. I happen to be one of the half million white Georgians that you denounce as being ignorant, irresponsible, full of bigotry and pre- judice. I think such a statement from the Mayor of Atlanta shows utter irresponsibility. you have done more damage to the Democratic party and to the cause of the negro in Georgia by such a statement than anything else. If you really feel that Mr. Maddox is so unqualified to be governor of Georgia I suggest you support Mr. Callaway as governor unless you place all Republicans in the same catagory as those referred to above. I can not help but make this ex- pression to you direct. ~ LSM truly, W. H. McKenzi ais WHM/gm ‘~ sprecenting (ali) THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA © mutual life insurance company
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 31

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  • Text: Dorothy a ‘skies AGUSGFEL pe Se aa aces he 2catherg Ainurw - evation tf Ripphlicare make thread heyy Af eer By ALLL CeO SOE Ce nee a Sopa bee Oe ee ee eae Cee peek ate ag sr heeey 2 Leck AML hg 40» Orteret i, to LA ele)
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 35

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  • Text: September 30, 1966 His Honor The Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., City Hail Atlanta, Georgia Dear Sir: Your tyrannous reaction and statement to the press, radio and TV on Lester Maddox's surprising victory in the Democratic Primary Run-Off on Thursday was malicious and very unbecoming for a high public official to make, It is indeed unfortunate you cannot and did not accept the "will of the people" as graciously as did our Governor, Mr, Sanders and other high Democratic officials. Thank God for the ballot box, we Georgians can still make our preference known, and I for one, don't consider myself stupid or ignorant. I voted for Mr, Maddox and am proud of it and shall do so again come November. Ann R, Brooks 1503 North Decatur Road Atlanta 7, Georgia Lows 8 Yortahs
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 32

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  • Text: PASTOR PARSONAGE 7. G. RT 109 PEACOCK BLVD. Cate MORROW, GEORGIA 366-0783 PHILLIPS DRIVE BAPTIST CHURCH FOREST PARK, GEORGIA 30050 October 3rd, 1966 ‘Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. -Gity Hall Atlanta, Ga. Your Honor the Mayor: I consider your remarks concerning the election of Lester Maddox highly insulting and to use your own remarks, "irresponsible". I have as much education, just as higher morals, and as an American Indian, I consider just as high a background as you have. I voted for Lester Maddox and if you were anything at heart but a dictator you would be content for people to vote as they please. Sincerely yours, L.C. Stuart KC. see “A going church for a coming Lord”
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 46

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  • Text: OFFICE OF THE MAYOR WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS Dear Friends: I sincerely wish that I could answer your wonderful letter supporting my stand against civil disobedience in a more personal manner. Having received weli over 1500 letters and hundreds of telegrams, it is quite difficult. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your words of encouragement during our City's hour of trial and peril. I will always fight for the preservation of the rights of all men regardless of race, color, or creed. The law is for everyone and it must be respected and up- held. Respectfully and ever grateful, I remain, e , ——— k& Sabon jian ; Mayor of the City of Waukegan RS: jek
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 33

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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 51

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  • Text: (S88 Dhar Cpe. Lnifh tr, Yoav. Lépt. 30, 1966 inal /LLA GSA LLLIA SAA ALD 7 ree * 5 ho oe . Den op amas | 9d | ee ee ZL = £5 Qnol _ pods few! Ber ©, - LALLA yf A OALLO ce Sin fre yOu adcrno +o ask! jim Dp = Us \ +A DCE Youn, V his (Og De cue i+ WOU want *O Stay Mayor
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 63

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  • Text: September 30, 1966 Mr. Ivan Allen, Mayor City of Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Mayor: May I take this opportunity to express to you an opinion of your speech made last night to the television audience of WSB-TV, What small respect for you that I had became nil with the remarks you made to the public that night. For your information, it was not the "stupid" people of Georgia who voted for Lester Maddox and elected him the democratic nominee for Governor, as in essence you did imply that those who voted for Maddox were stupid. In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, it is you, Mr. Mayor, the Atlanta newspapers and the WSB-TV officials who are the more stupid of the flock. Had you left well enough alone, and sat quietly in your padded seats, the voting majority of this state would not have voted previously, and would not wote in the General Election for Maddox. It riles people (stupid or otherwise) to be told by a public service organization or a "public servant" what to do, and that my dear mayor, is exactly why the old proverbial "worm turned", There are many smart, intelligant and fine people in this state who voted for Lester Maddox. It is not the same in Georgia as when Eugene Talmadge ran for Governor and was elected by the old county unit: systém. People know what they want, and they don't want you or any other public official telling them they are too stupid or ignorant to know what they want. You were elected as mayor of the city of Atlanta by somé of these same stupid voters. What's wrong? Are you perhaps a little jealous of the man you trampled in that election, as being elected to a higher office? It could possibly mean that in the very near future you might have to call on the governor Of Georgia for help in quieting down a little skirmish such as the one we had in Atlanta not long ago. Wouldn't it be wise to come down off your soap box and take a long lo#k in that direction? As a voter, (and perhaps one of the clan as labled "stupid) I would like to say to you, aw the mayor of our fair city, " I really believe that you have "mest in your nest", Good luck to you in your future endeavors. TT moo Sinc@rely YOurS 4 From one who did not vote for Maddox, but will the very next chance I get. —
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 75

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  • Text: 1725 Beecher Rd. S. We Atlanta, Georgia 30310 Letters to the Pditor Pulse of the Public The Atlanta Journal The Atlanta Constitution atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Gent Iitien: I am used to the newspapers telling me for whom I should vote. Now I notice that the "leading" radio voice has broken its long-standing policy against advocating eny candidate. But I am appalled when leaders in the State, after an election, lecture on how the people should have voted and openly indicate they think that the registered voters should have no choice except the choice they support. But now there is something even more serious to me. The mayor of Atlanta indicates that “he may go fishing on November 8 - thereby certifying that if his man isn't running he'll not vote. Is this the way for any voter to feel? Is this the way for a leader to express himself? I have always thought that in a'democracy the only way the people express themselves was at the ballot box, and that it was a ,vo cast @ ballot even if you weren't in com plete sympathy with any candidate. Yours truly, ec to Mayor Ivan Allen
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 71

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  • Text: aes ee fae CA peti Let Lé mA Naber! —— = eee 3. tf - es fad CL1A42F fet G | caer eg Sie ese Sit eee ee Seat ee cee cee eke le ee ee
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 68

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  • Text: JONES AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER COMPANY FABRICATORS & CONTRACTORS AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEMS P. O. BOX 37 PLAINS, GEORGIA, 31780 PHONE 912-824-4735 September 30, 1966 Ivan Allen, Mayor City Of Atlanta Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mr. Allen: I think it is mighty little in any elected public official to make such a statement as you did calling approximately 19,557 Georgia citizens ignorant and duplicity for the nomination of Lester Maddox for Governor. When it was apparent that Lester Maddox had won he made a statement at his table that "there are no cronies to favor, and no enemies to punish, All Georgians are welcome at our table." I wonder, Ivan Allen, could you have made a statement like this? Yours truly,
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Box 19, Folder 11, Document 14

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  • Text: "RENWINISCENCES". There-.sat at my dad's sunver table on a Sunday Afternoon when I was a lad an old retired Lutheran minister, by the name of Carrol. Doctor Carroll had svent the buik of his ministeral carreer in the State of Pennsylvania, and was then living with a married daughter here in our midst. He and dad nad become quite friendly. The topic of conversation just then havpened to be "politics’ and Doctor Carroll says accross the table to me, "John 4 do you know,Benjamin happened to be elected president over Grover Cleveland in 7838" ? My answer was "No" . "Well", says he, "I will tell you". "Mr. John Wanamaker, the wealthy Phila. merchant and Sunday School teacher suddenly acquired political asvtrations so he sent for Mre Mathew Stanley Quay the U. S. Senator and republican boss of the state and he says to him: "Mr. Quay, I have 50 thousand dollars here for Mr. Harrison's campaign and I want you to take and use it where you think it will do the most good". "Now where do you suppose that he put it"? My prompt reply was: "He put it in his pocket". "No"? says he, "Not all of it". "To svend it in Pennsylvanis meant merely throwing it in the sewer, that state being already safe and sound. He goesover into Brooklyn and gets a ward=healer to line up 5 thousand repeaters (the woods being full of such cattle in those days) to grow beards. On election day they showed up at the polls first with a full growths some hours later they showed up with side-burns, then Later on with only a mustash and finally clean shaven. The State of New York was Harrison's by 8000, and John Wanamaker, the Sunday-School teacher became Post Master General” Thus much on the election of President Harrison so now for some politics of a local flavor. Who in his right mind would ever have dreamed that an obscure pursonage by the name of Thomas S. Martin would ever have defeated one of our Confederate War heroes whose name was Fitzhugh Lee for a seat in the U. S. Senate ? Well, he did, and by just such tactics as was used in the defeat of Mr, Clevetand by senator Quay. The only difference being that the black man's vote was used instead of that of his beewhiskered brother's. This system was rampant in the good old days beforethe pole=tax and registration laws were placed on our statute books. Poe saw it in 1844 and he so vividly described same saying; "A republical government could never become other than a rascally one. These laws were not ror the purpose of depriving te Negro of his right to vote any other than that of the white man whose ballot was for sale to the highest bidder and they could be purchased by the dump-cart load just before sun
  • Tags: Box 19, Box 19 Folder 11, Folder topic: Lester Maddox comments | unfavorable | 1966
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