Letter from Mrs. E. Jackson in Favor of Voting Rights
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Mrs. E. Jackson wrote to the House Judiciary Committee the day after Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. She was reacting to scenes of police brutality during a voting rights march that many Americans witnessed on television news programs. The interlined handwriting in pencil is likely that of House Judiciary Chairman Emanuel Celler, who was Mrs. Jackson's representative in Congress and an active supporter of voting rights legislation in the House.
This primary source comes from the Records of the U.S. House of Representatives.
National Archives Identifier: 2173239Full Citation: Letter from Mrs. E. Jackson in Favor of Voting Rights; 3/8/1965; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233. [Online Version, https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/mrs-e-jackson-in-favor-of-voting-rights, August 27, 2016]
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