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Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) to Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09587.361 Author/Creator: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1889-1978) Place Written: Roanoke, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 January 1977 Pagination: 3 p. ; 26.5 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter from Cordelia Williams. She asks Geri how her mouth is doing. She talks about her garden and says she is doing well. There is lots of sickness and death around. She says Carter will have a hard time with the Civil Rights programs. On the news last night, she watched scenes of people living in huts and cottages in Johannesburg, South Africa. She says white people there can seize Africans' houses and land for any reason. She feels these conditions make domestic civil rights more important. She comments in the increased price in electric heating and milk, as well as her property taxes. She hopes Geri's dental troubles are over soon. She signs off with love and blessings. There is a note on the reverse of the second page to Don saying to make a check out to Ira P. Weiss for the smoke detector, which will be delivery in 3 to 6 weeks, along with various math equations.

People: Williams, Cordelia Shelton (1884-1978)
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Twitty, Donald (fl. 1976)
Twitty, Geraldine Williams (1930 - )

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryChildren and FamilyMothersPoliticsGovernment and CivicsHealth and MedicalCivil Rights MovementCivil RightsSegregation

Sub Era: The Seventies

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