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Mail Bag: Dear Mr. Kunstler

Over the years, William Kunstler, once called the "most hated lawyer in America," was harassed by those who disagreed with his politics and disapproved of the people he defended. Here's a sampling of hate mail he and his colleagues received culled from the archives at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Disturbing the Universe: Hate Mail - From a Loyal American (full)   Disturbing the Universe: Hate Mail - From a Loyal American (envelope)

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MARCH 16, 1970     

 

MR. WM KUNSTLER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
BELAIR, MD.

DEAR SIR:-

     THE WRITER, TOGETHER WITH A GROUP OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WERE DISCUSSING YOUR RECENT ACTIONS AND UTTERANCES, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SO CALLED "CHICAGO 7" AND THE "RAP" BROWN CASE.        OUR OPINION WAS THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY THE MOST SEDITIOUS INDIVIDUAL SINCE BENEDICT ARNOLD AND ARE WHOLLY UNDESERVING OF BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

     YOUR GOOD MOTHER WOULD PROBABLY SPIT IN YOUR FACE IF SHE COULD OBSERVE YOURSHAMEFUL CONDUCT AND DECRY THE DAY SHE BROUGHT YOU INTO THIS WORLD.

     IT IS INDEED A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE THAT YOUR KIND SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO ENJOY THE FREEDOM OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE.

A LOYAL AMERICAN     

Typed on the envelope:

The type of Jew that has caused millions of loyal Americans to wonder if, maybe, Adoph Hitler was right, after all.
   If Kunstler does not like this Country--why does he stay here instead of going to another Country where he would be better at home.
   This would be a far better Country if he did go somewhere else.



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...YOU ARE PROBABLY THE MOST SEDITIOUS INDIVIDUAL SINCE BENEDICT ARNOLD AND ARE WHOLLY UNDESERVING OF BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.”

— A LOYAL AMERICAN (sic)