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Correspondence between Catherine May and Olga Johnson regarding Foreign Aid, Segregation, and the Johnson Administration, 1965

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Creator:Bedell, Catherine May, 1914-2004
Creator:Johnson, Olga
Title:Correspondence between Catherine May and Olga Johnson regarding Foreign Aid, Segregation, and the Johnson Administration, 1965
Date:1965
Description:

Constituent Olga Johnson writes a racially charged letter to Catherine May in which she laments foreign aid, espouses having "...negroes confined on a reservation like the Indians," and "...Martin Luther King and his followers and President Johnson and his, could all be taken out to a uninhabited island..." She includes several political cartoons which criticize the Johnson administration and other "liberal" policies. May writes a restrained letter in response in which she thanks Johnson for the cartoons.

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Types:Correspondence
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 | Legislators--United States--Archives | United States--Politics and government--20th century--Sources | Aid | United States--Race relations | United States
Collection:Catherine May Bedell Congressional Papers
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Online Publisher:Pullman, Wash. : Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University
Original Material:

Catherine May Congressional Papers, 1959-1970, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

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Persistent Link to Item:http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/wsu_whc,944