DSC08838This is an extremely intriguing letter because of its reference to bombings.  The letter from US Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr. is addressed to James E. Folsom, Governor of Alabama and is in response to the Governor’s letter to the President of the United States.  The Governor was apparently asking for help from the Federal government, specifically, the FBI and Department of Justice.  The 50’s and 60’s were a period of racial upheaval, with Montgomery, Alabama being a major focal point of the Civil Rights Movement.


The violence in the South would eventually lead to National and world attention to the struggles of the people of the United States.

HERBERT BROWNELL, JR., US Attorney General, TLS (signed letter), measuring approx 10.5″ x 8″.  The letter is singed in black ink, “Herbert Brownell, Jr.” and is dated January 25, 1957.  The upper-left contains a stamp of the seal of the Department of Justice.  The top of the letter features the letterhead of the Office of the Attorney General, Washington D.C.  There is some pencil writing on the upper right of the document, with small staple holes in the upper left.  On the top of the verso, there is some white mounting tape  This historic letter is in excellent condition and is perfect for framing and display.

Envelope is included.

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