To kick-off Black History Month, here is a letter in our collection that Senator Albert Gore Senior wrote in response to the hundreds of letters that he received concerning the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Albert Gore Sr. sent out this formal letter that expressed his views regarding the violence that took place in Selma, Alabama and the denial of civil rights to African-American citizens. Constituent letters for both the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Act are available in the papers housed in our collection. The finding aid is available here.
Written by Julie Maresco, graduate assistant