Race and Segregation Collection

Creator

Hackford, Heidi

Identifier

MS100011

Description

Collection of articles and documents copied from the US National Archives and Records Administration on the topic of African Americans and racism during the years of the Wilson administration, including Jim Crow laws and workplace segregation, in several federal agencies.

Source

US National Archives and Records Administration
Library of Congress
US Department of Justice
US Department of Agriculture

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Subject

African-Americans--Segregation

Contributor

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Format

pdf files

Language

English

Requires

TRANSCRIPTION NEEDED

Collection Items

Henry F. Downing to Wilson
Writing in regards to Chicago Race riots

Petition favoring race commission
Proceedings of the US Senate including petition to create a commission on the racial question.

Journal of the Senate.
Journal of the US Senate including bill introduced by Mr. Spencer creating a commission on the racial question.

A. Slayton, et. al. to Department of Justice
Race Riots in Elaine, Arkansas

The Workman's Circle to Wilson
Writing in concern over unequal death penalty policy

James L. Wilmeth to J. Silas Harris
Request for black employees in DC from MO

J. Silas Harris to James L. Wilmeth
Request for black employees in DC from MO

Theodore Hawkins to Wilson
Requesting help to stop lynching.

Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to Henry Allen Boyd et. al.
Saying President has no power to stay execution of blacks in Arkansas race riots.

Henry Allen Boyd to Wilson
Urging President to stay the execution of blacks in Arkansas race riots.

William L. Frierson to James Rudolph Little
The matter he wrote about is under investigation by Department of Justice.

James Rudolph Little to Wilson
Writing in regard to 11 men being sentenced to death in riots in Phillip County, Arkansas.

William Pickens to Wilson
Writing to ask Congress to investigate the race riots in Helena, Arkansas.

Nick Chiles to Attorney General Palmer
Writing in regards to the execution of blacks in Arkansas race riots

James Weldon Johnson to Wilson
Writing in regards to the execution of blacks in Arkansas race riots.

Citizen of Wabash, Arkansas to Uncle Sam
Woman writing to say that men are being taken away and lynched.

Emmett Scott to Carl Byoir
African-American press' reaction to Wilson's denouncement of mob violence.

JE Hoover to Robert P. Stewart
Writing in regards to making a report on the race riots in Arkansas.

Journal of the Senate Petition Requesting Investigation Into Recent Race Riots.
Petition by a church in West Virginia for an investigation into the recent race riots in the U.S.

Journal of the Senate Petitions for Investigation Into Recent Race Riots.
Journal of the Senate listing petitions asking for an investigation into the recent race riots in the U.S.

CJ Johnson to Woodrow Wilson
Letter to Wilson regarding the lynching of 3 Montgomery, AL prisoners.

Resolution on Race Riots and Lynchings.
Proceedings of the US Senate regarding a proposed investigation of lynchings and race riots.

Florence Randolph and Lizzie Pearce to Woodrow Wilson.
Requesting President use his influence to obtain fair and just treatment "for the race of which we are a part" after recent race riots.

Citizens Committee of Stamford to Woodrow Wilson
Asking President to exercise his authority to enforce the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution and stamp out lynching.

War Mother to Woodrow Wilson
A war mother writes to Woodrow Wilson about soldiers who were killed by police when they returned home and about "the negro question."
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