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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.358 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 October 1976 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She says she's been wondering about Geri and asks if she's beaten the flu. She updates them on the weather and says the only news lately is sickness. She says that Reverend Martin Luther King was in town for a church financial drive (Based on the date, 1976, it was likely King's son, Martin Luther King III). Mrs. Jefferson is not doing well, and Cordelia is praying for her. She says this is the fault of a young man who should have been paying attention while driving. A tree has started to grow apples and Cordelia would like Virginia to taste them. She also mentions she will be listening to the debate on Friday night. She says Karen is a selfish person who was raised to have anything she wanted, and that selfishness is the reason for everything wrong in the world. Cordelia also recently purchased an air conditioner from Sears Roebuck. She signs off with love and blessings.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Kent, Virginia Williams, 1918-1987

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyMothersHealth and MedicalCivil Rights Movement

Sub Era: The Seventies

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