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February 26, 1959

Letter from Ainslee B. Dohme and Alvin R. L. Dohme, Front Royal, to Maurice Bowen, Front Royal. February 26, 1959. Warren County Board of Supervisors, Petitions and Letters For and Against Public School Integration, February–March 1959, Accession 39570. Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

The Dohmes Wrote a Letter to the Warren County Supervisor

The United States Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision and Virginia's policy of Massive Resistance prompted many individual citizens to send letters and petitions to elected officials. This letter from Ainslee B. Dohme (1905–1979) and Alvin R. L. Dohme (b. 1911), the proprietors of Cedarbrook Farm in Cedarville, to Maurice Bowen, of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, urges the board to reopen public schools that the state government had closed rather than allow desegregation.