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  • Collection: University of Delaware Library

This Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident sent Senator John J. Williams a copy of the poem "I Am the Nation" and a type-written letter expressing their disappointment over the U.S. involvement with the war in Vietnam. "I Am the Nation" was originally…

People all over the United States wrote to Senator Williams voicing their opinions on the pending Voting Rights legislation. Many, such as this group of concerned constituents from Grace Church in Wilmington, Delaware, urged the senator to vote for…

Americans all over the country wrote to Senator Williams, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressing their opinions and frustrations with the John administration's involvement with Vietnam. In his response Senator Williams…

In a well-articulated letter, a freshman student at the University of Delaware calls upon Senator Williams to reassess the war in Vietnam and look closely at Johnson's propaganda. In his response, Senator Williams disagrees with the student's…

The images of attacks on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, roused the American public. Many constituents wrote to Senator Williams expressing their concerns over the attacks and urged him and other Members of Congress to stop the police…

Many constituents wrote to Senator Williams expressing their concerns with the Voting Rights bill. While many were for the passage of the bill to ensure equal voting rights to all American citizens and end discriminatory election practices, others…

Following the attacks on the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marchers, Senator Williams met with a group comprised of church representatives and civil rights workers from Delaware to discuss the Voting Rights bill. Senator Williams stated that he…

As the U.S. became more involved with the conflict in Vietnam, many constituents, such as this Philadelphia resident, wrote to Senator John J. Williams urging him to employ the aid of the United Nations to mediate the war.

Although many constituents lauded Senator Williams for his work on the "Clean Elections" amendment to the Voting Rights Act, not everyone was in favor of passage of the bill as a whole and found it to be unconstitutional.

Senator Williams's "Clean Elections" amendment to the Voting Rights Act sought to criminalize fraudulent voting behavior such as vote buying and falsifying voter or registration information. In 1961, the Women's Division of the Republican National…
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