Brown v. Board of Education Documents: Virginians Respond — Central Piedmont, Valley & Blue Ridge
Letter from Eliza E. Fitch, Charlottesville, to Governor Thomas B. Stanley, Richmond. June 26, 1955. Office of the Governor, Thomas B. Stanley Papers. Stanley’s adamant stand against integration prompted Eliza E. Fitch to write her first letter to a governor. She wrote that "I have always been proud of Virginia, thinking of us as one enlightened Southern state not to be put in a class with Mississippi." She shrewdly noted that "In the army where desegregation was put into effect we are told the trouble predicted by one and all simply never developed."