PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1987 - HFSID 265835
Sale Price $935.00
Signed autograph letter as Vice Presidential discusses wooing the black vote for the 1988 campaign
Autograph Letter Signed: "George" as Reagan's Vice President, 1 page, 6½x9. Washington, D.C., 1987 March 3. On his "George Bush/Washington" stationery. To Knox. In full: "You are right and I will speak out on 'mainstream' and blacks. I met last week with the head of Alabama's Black Elks Great guy - all for us. Hastily -". At upper margin beneath date, Bush has noted: "(ret yours of 3-13)". The Black Elks, a secret fraternal organization of Black Americans, was founded in 1897. It launched its Civil Liberties Department in 1926 to fight for the full integration of Blacks into American society. In the 1988 presidential election, George Bush won only 10% of the Black vote to 90% for Democrat Michael Dukakis. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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