Letter from L.Kirby Matherne to Governor Buford Ellington
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This letter, written by attorney L.Kirby Matherne, expresses appreciation to Ellington for his work in the Supreme Court case regarding voting rights in Haywood and Fayette Counties. In describing the Federal Government s involvement with Fayette and Haywood Counties, Matherne writes: [a]pparently the Government did not want to dismiss the suit in exchange for the food program deal. They chose instead to accept a proposed compromise which the lawyers had worked out whereby the Government took an injunction against fifty of the defendants here in Haywood County and dismissed the suit against twenty-three defendants[ .]we realize that the people with whom you were dealing have a tendency to say one thing and do another.
- Matherne, L.Kirby
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- Voting--United States
Ellington, Buford, 1907-1973
African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States
- Brownsville (Tenn.)
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- Matherne, L.Kirby. Letter from L.Kirby Matherne to Governor Buford Ellington. 1962-05-05. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll18/id/1034. (Accessed November 18, 2019.)
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- Matherne, L.Kirby, (1962-05-05) Letter from L.Kirby Matherne to Governor Buford Ellington. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll18/id/1034
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- Matherne, L.Kirby. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll18/id/1034>.