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Letter to Pamela Martin

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Creator:Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
Title:Letter to Pamela Martin

"Wallace, Governor of Alabama, replies to Martin's request for literature on the subject of segregation in the South. Informs Martin that the Governor's office does not have any material on the subject of segregation, stating "we have never had a problem here in the South except in a very few isolated instances and these have been the result of outside agitators." Declares "I personally have done more for the Negroes of the State of Alabama than any other individual." Cites the creation of new jobs and high salaries for Alabama's teachers during his term as Governor. Rationalizes segregation by stating "White and colored have lived together in the South for generations in peace ... They each prefer their own pattern of society, their own churches and their own schools-- which history and experience have proven are best for both races." Typed in blue ink. Authenticity questioned."

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC00295.

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Types:Texts (document genres) | Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Martin, Pamela, resident of Cedar Springs, Michigan | Segregation--Alabama | Segregationists--Alabama | Segregation in education--Alabama | School integration--Alabama | Discrimination in education--Alabama | African American schools--Alabama | African Americans--Education--Alabama | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | African Americans--Employment--Alabama | Discrimination in employment--Alabama | Discrimination--Alabama | Race discrimination--Alabama | Racism--Alabama | Race relations | Alabama--Race relations--History--20th century | Tuskegee Institute | Whites--Alabama | Governors--Alabama | Junior colleges--Alabama | Trade schools--Alabama | Alabama--Appropriations and expenditures | Industrialization--Alabama | Economic development--Alabama | State rights | African Americans--Economic conditions--20th century | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | Alabama--Economic conditions--20th century | Alabama--Social conditions--20th century | African American teachers--Salaries, etc.--Alabama | African American teachers--Alabama | Teachers--Alabama | Teachers--Salaries, etc.--Alabama | United States, Alabama, Montgomeryi, 32.366805, -86.299969 | United States, Alabama, Montgomery County, 32.2202579, -86.2076143 | United States, Michigan, Cedar Springs | United States, Michigan, Kent County
Collection:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Collection
Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
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