Letter: to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C., 1960s

Letter: to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C., 1960s

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Creator:Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983
Title:Letter: to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Washington, D.C., 1960s

Image of a letter to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from Jim Dombrowski. Dombrowski asks the president to grant amnesty to imprisoned Americans who were convicted under the Smith Act. The Smith Act, passed in 1940, made illegal advocating violent overthrow of the government or membership in any group or society devoted to such advocacy. Dombrowski states that political persecution "alarms our citizens and our friends in other countries."

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | StillImage
Subjects:Dombrowski, James A. (James Anderson), 1897-1983 | Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971 | Civil rights workers--Louisiana--New Orleans | Social reformers--Louisiana--New Orleans | Presidents--United States | Generals--United States | Judges--United States | Anti-communist movements--United States | Amnesty--United States | Communists--United States | New Orleans (La.) | Orleans Parish (La.) | United States
Institution:Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Contributors:Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and History
Online Publisher:[Jackson (Miss.)] : Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History | 2002
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from SCEF - Louisiana, Sovereignty Commission records, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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Forms part of Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006

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