Washington, D. C. 1967. Item #883
9” x 6”. Single sheet of Congressional stationery. Very good: folded as mailed, two-hole punched, small holes from removed staple. Protests at Houston's Texas Southern University (a traditionally black college) began in March 1967 after the S. N. C. C. Was banned. On May 17th the campus erupted after reports that a black child had been shot by a white police officer. Approximately 500 police officers ended up raiding the men's dormitory, firing over 3,000 rounds of ammunition and receiving return fire. One officer was killed and 488 students were arrested (all but a few were released the next day). Just a few months into his first term as an elected official, George Bush writes to a friend in Houston, “Thanks also for your comments on my remarks about TSU. This is a tough one. It is extremely important that we be fair to the innocent but there is no way we can condone lawlessness, certainly on the scale of the TSU riot. ” Years after his presidency, Bush spearheaded a $50 million capital campaign for Texas Southern. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.