Lot 196: Three letters from officials of the United States government to Lawrence Patterson of the Citizens Committee for Jackie Robinson, dated July 1962, replying to invitations to the Jackie Robinson SCLC Hall of Fame Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria on July 20, 1962. Letters are from Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency Robert C. Weaver, and Congressman John V. Lindsay. Powell's letter, in part: "Jackie Robinson…has been a symbol of true Americanism for all youth—black and white alike…his excellence in performance contributed greatly to the changed attitudes of many Americans towards the largest racial minority within our country." In overall fine condition. From the collection of Warren Arthur 'Chip' Logan.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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