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Anonymous in Memphis, Tennessee to Orgill, Edmund in Memphis, Tennessee

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Creator:Orgill, Edmund
Title:Anonymous in Memphis, Tennessee to Orgill, Edmund in Memphis, Tennessee
Date:1956 Feb. 29

Letter written February 29, 1956 to Edmund Orgill, mayor of Memphis, Tennessee. The anonymous 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. The unnamed citizen accuses Orgill of being a "Negro lover" and reminds him that there is still a Ku Klux Klan presence in Memphis.

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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 | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:Edmund Orgill Papers
Institution:Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room
Contributors:Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room
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Edmund Orgill Papers, Ms. 87, Memphis Public Library, Memphis, Tennessee

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