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Letter of Judge Tourgee to Senator Abbott, May 24, 1870

Title

Letter of Judge Tourgee to Senator Abbott, May 24, 1870

Description

In this letter, Albion Tourgee, a civil rights activist and representative to the Constitutional Convention, wrote to Joseph Abbott (pictured), a Republican senator, about the high Klu Klux Klan activity within Alamance and Caswell counties in the highly turbulent time following the Civil War. After he described the violence done to many African Americans in these counties, he went on to explain how problems in government have not helped the situation. Tourgee finished with a summary of his ideas of how government action can work to eliminate the hatred and brutality of the KKK in Alamance and Caswell counties.

Creator

Albion Tourgee

Date

1870-24-05

Type

Document

Coverage

Guilford County, North Carolina
Alamance County, North Carolina
Caswell County, North Carolina

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Correspondence

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Albion Tourgee, Letter of Judge Tourgee to Senator Abbott, May 24, 1870, Civil War Era NC, accessed November 24, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/34.