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Letter on Civil Rights Freedom Riders

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Creator:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998
Title:Letter on Civil Rights Freedom Riders
Date:1961 May 27

Letter dated May 27, 1961 from United States senator Albert Gore to an unidentified man in Chattanooga, Tennessee about violence in Alabama during the Freedom Rides. Sentator Gore agrees with the man that the violence "is certainly to be deplored" and mentions efforts "to persuade all involved to adopt the spirit of reasonableness and to avoid provocation." He ends by expressing his hope "that the controversy may be resolved by the courts and with orderly procedure rather than through the medium of mob rule." Identifying information has been removed to protect the identities of private citizens.

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Subjects:Gore, Albert, 1907-1998 | Legislators--United States | Politicians--Tennessee | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Civil rights movements--Alabama | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama | Civil rights--United States | Race relations | Alabama--Race relations | Segregation in transportation--Alabama | Violence | Civil rights workers--Violence against--Alabama | African American civil rights workers--Violence against--Alabama | Mobs--Alabama | United States, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, 35.0456297, -85.3096801 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298
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, "1961 Civil Rights, Freedom Riders", Albert Gore Sr. Research Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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