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Letter of support to Beth Taylor from Frank Bjornsgaard & handmade card

Date: April 18, 1963

Author: Frank Bjornsgaard

Biographical/Historical abstract: Frank Bjornsgaard was the editor of the Monthly Meeting Newsletter for the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Quaker meeting, in the hometown of Guilford College student Beth Taylor.

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Description: This letter of support from Frank Bjornsgaard expressed his congratulations and pride in Beth Taylor’s participation in the sit-in demonstration at the S&W Cafeteria in Greensboro, NC. This correspondence also included a handmade card by Bjornsgaard’s son, Kirk, "because Hallmark just doesn’t have anything for this sort of situation…" a sentiment with which he agreed. Bjornsgaard, the editor for the Monthly Meeting Newsletter for the Doylestown Meeting in Pennsylvania, Taylor’s hometown Meeting, also requested that she write an account of her "experience." Bjornsgaard listed several reasons why this would be beneficial both for Taylor, personally, as well as to quell rumors and perhaps move others beyond talk and towards action with regards to civil rights.


Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection

Repository: Guilford College

Item#: 2.13.932

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