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Nettles, D.T. in Memphis, Tennessee, to Orgill, Edmund in Memphis, Tennessee

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Title:Nettles, D.T. in Memphis, Tennessee, to Orgill, Edmund in Memphis, Tennessee
Date:1956 Mar. 5
Description:

Letter written March 5, 1956 to Edmund Orgill, mayor of Memphis, Tennessee by a D. T. Nettles. In the letter, Nettles asserts that he is against putting an African American on the board of the John Gaston Hospital, as are ninety nine per cent of those he has talked with on the subject. Nettles suggests that if African Americans don't like the way of whites, they should go back to Africa; he also affirms that the Bible is against racial integration. Nettles writes, "I am for 128% white supremacy. Let's keep American 100% white from the negro race." The letter was written in response to Mayor Orgill's request for citizen comment on putting an African American on the board of John Gaston Hospital.

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Types:Text
Subjects:Orgill, Edmund | Mayors--Tennessee--Memphis | Civic leaders--Tennessee--Memphis | Memphis (Tenn.)--Politics and government | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination--Tennessee--Memphis | Hospital trustees--Tennessee--Memphis | Racism--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis
Collection:Edmund Orgill Papers
Institution:Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room
Contributors:Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room
Online Publisher:Knoxville, Tenn. : Volunteer Voices in association with the Memphis Public Library | 2007-07-30
Original Material:

Edmund Orgill Papers, Ms. 87, Memphis Public Library, Memphis, Tennessee

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