“C” for Civil Rights and Senator Albert Gore Sr.

 

Gore Letter

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

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s