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Letter on Segregation, 2

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Creator:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998
Title:Letter on Segregation, 2
Date:1956 May 9

Letter dated May 9, 1956 from United States senator Albert Gore in response to a letter from a man in Memphis, Tennessee about the 1956 "Southern Manifesto" and Gore's decision not to sign the document. Gore recognizes his decision not to sign the manifesto has been unpopular with some people in Tennessee. He defends his position by stating that in his view, issuing the manifesto "did not contribute to a solution of the problem which we face in the South." Gore ends with the hope of agreement on other issues in the future. The Southern Manifesto was issued by Southern politicians partially in response to the 1954 United States Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education which outlawed segregation in public schools. Identifying information has been removed to protest the identities of private citizens.

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Subjects:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 | Legislators--United States | Politicians--Tennessee | Politicians--Southern States | Southern States--Race relations | Race relations | Civil rights movements--Southern States | African Americans--Segregation | Segregation--Southern States | African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States | Civil rights--Southern States | Segregation in education--Public opinion--Southern States | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection
Institution:Albert Gore Research Center (Middle Tennessee State University)
Contributors:Albert Gore Research Center (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
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Albert Gore Sr. Senate Collection, D31, "1956 Segregation (1)", Albert Gore Sr. Research Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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