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  • Subject is exactly "African-Americans--segregation"
Woodrow WIlson writes to Thomas Dixon Jr. regarding concerns about mixed race departments.

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

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

President has no power to stay execution of African Americans in Arkansas race riots.

Urging President to stay the execution of African Americans in Arkansas race riots.

The matter he wrote about is under investigation by Department of Justice.

Writing in regard to 11 men being sentenced to death in riots in Phillip County, Arkansas.

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

Writing in regards to the execution of African Americans in Arkansas race riots

Writing in regards to the execution of African Americans in Arkansas race riots.

Woman writing to say that men are being taken away and lynched.

African-American press' reaction to Wilson's denouncement of mob violence.

Writing in regards to making a report on the race riots in Arkansas.

Petition by a church in West Virginia for an investigation into the recent race riots in the U.S.

Journal of the Senate listing petitions asking for an investigation into the recent race riots in the U.S.

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

Proceedings of the US Senate regarding a proposed investigation of lynchings and race riots.

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

Asking President to exercise his authority to enforce the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution and stamp out lynching.

A war mother writes to Woodrow Wilson about soldiers who were killed by police when they returned home.

Press release on the recent "Conference of Colored Editors and Leaders" held in Washington, DC.

Informing Skinner that the subject of mob violence which he raised in a letter to the President falls within the jurisdiction of the states.

Asking the President for help with mob violence, segregation, and lynching.

Statement of John R. Shillady, Secretary of the NAACP asking for a congressional investigation of lynching.

Blackshear feels African American government workers should not give personal religious, political, or racial opinions in official capacity.

Resolution requesting that acts of racial discrimination in federal bureaus and offices be discontinued.

Committee of the First Congregational Church of Atlanta asks that lynching be made a federal crime.

Proceedings of the US Senate, 1919 Jan 20 re: indefinite postponement of East St. Louis, Ill. riot investigation.

Replying that the federal government has no jurisdiction over the killing of African Americans by a mob in Winston-Salem, NC.

Newspaper clipping about a mob that attempted to break into a jail in Winston Salem, N.C. in order to lynch a prisoner.

Requesting the President to intervene to put an end to mob violence.

Lynchings in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina

Asking for assistance in putting out "propaganda in promotion of the morale" of African Americans.

Enclosing Official Bulletin from July 26, 1918 containing the President's statement on mob action.

Requesting a copy of the President's address "on sanity and patriotism" so he can print it as a public document.

Asking Scott to advise the publishers of African American newspapers regarding the labor advertising campaign.

Press Release describing how the War Department bureau headed by Emmett J. Scott has grown with the addition of other office workers.

Requesting publication of the President's recent speech on mob violence so it might be distributed throughout the country.

Asking for the reaction of African Americans to Wilson's speech on mob violence.

Press release including text of letter from Woodrow Wilson to Emmett J. Scott expressing Wilson's pleasure with recent African American editors conference.

Informing Byoir that the African American newspapers of the country are expressing gratitude for authorizing use of black nurses in the war effort.

President of League of American Patriots of Henry County believes they prevented possible pro-German mob violence.

Newspaper article asking if it is disloyal to protest against lynching, segregation, etc. and asking President Wilson to "do some great deed."

Asking the President to denounce lynching at every opportunity.

The President of the Washington, D.C. branch of the Equal Rights League writes in response to a lynching in Madil, Oklahoma.

Asking Wilson to speak out against lynching in his July 4th address.

Washington Post article reporting on number of lynchings in U.S.

The District of Columbia branch of the NAACP requests that the President speak out against lynching.

Petition for a African American representative in the Agricultural Department to serve black farmers.

Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP asks Willson to speak out against lynching.

Call for lynching to be made a federal crime.

Memo that came out of the convention of African American editors asking for an end to lynching, and listing other grievances.

RR Moton, principal of the Tuskegee Institute, calls on African-Americans to aid the war effort by working six days a week.

Asking for circulars, posters, pledge cards, etc. for the Saturday Service League.

Explaining that a Supreme Court case prevents the Department of Justice from taking any action in the matter of lynching and mob violence.

Requesting that the same protection given to whites by law and trial be given to African Americans of the South.

African American farmers of the South who are cooperating with the US Saturday Service League are providing a great service.

Emmett Scott writes to George Creel suggesting a conference of African American leaders and editors, financed by the Committee on Public Information.

Emmett Scott writes to George Creel suggesting a conference of African American newspaper editors to address state of affairs of in their communities during the war.

Regarding the lynching of Mary Turner in Valdosta, Ga.

Writing concerning the US Saturday Service League

Letter referencing the lynching of Mary Turner and asking the President to punish the perpetrators and prevent similar occurrences.

Recounting heroism of African American soldiers in France and requesting assistance regarding lynchings in the US.

Wholesale grocer in N.C. requests the President's assistance regarding lynching.

Petition asking that the report of the committee which investigated the riots in East St. Louis be published.

Suggesting "special propaganda" for African Americans who may have the wrong impression regarding Liberty Loans.

Establishing an African American division within the Committee on Public Information.

African American sentiment during the war.

Letter proposing an "educational propaganda" program among African Americans.

US Saturday Service League wants to change the practice of farmers taking Saturdays off in order to raise more food and feed.

Pamphlet produced by the United States Food Administration urging people to eat cornmeal in place of wheat and beans, fish, and poultry in place of meat.

Writing about the African Americans who were shut up in prison without charge in Galveston, Texas.

Requesting that the President use the force of moral opinion to help stop lynching.

Writing to the Attorney General of the U.S. asking that he help stop lynching in the U.S.

Secretary of Agriculture responds to a congressman's request about employing African American farm demonstrators in Oklahoma.

African American citizens request the president enact a law to stop mob attacks.

Petition for East St. Louis investigation heard in the United States Senate.

Enclosing declaration of principles of the United Civic League.

Resolution to investigate the causes of the East St. Louis riots is reported with amendments.

US Senate discusses the events of the East. St. Louis Riots.

Regarding Senator Bankhead's bill creating an African American division of the Agriculture Department.

Asking the President to make a plea for law and order in all sections of the country in response to growing number of lynchings in the south.

Requesting that Wilson speak out against lynching and urge equal enforcement of the laws in his inaugural address.

Redfield doesn't believe an "Auxiliary Federal Census Bureau" is needed in order to complete a survey of African American labor.

Redfield writes to the president about the creation of an auxiliary census division which will compile statistics on African American labor.

Requesting Wilson's assistance in addressing lynching and civil rights.

To form a new division in the Bureau of the Census, the law must be changed.

Acknowledging receipt of letter regarding the "Negro Bulletin" published by the Census Bureau

Congress receives a memorial from the Western States Negro Republican Conference on race discrimination in the Army.

Describing the proposed work of the African American division of the Committee on Public Information.

Memorandum: The "Extension of Remarks" inserted in the Congressional Record of Feb. 28, 1916, by Representative W.P. Borland.

Acknowledgement of receipt of letter concerning Representative W.P. Borland's remarks on race.

Discussing the capitalization of "N" in "Negro" in the publications of the Commerce Department.

Assuring Bruce that the Department of Commerce desires to deal fairly with African Americans.

Letter to the Editor of St. Louis Labor discussing resolution proposed by the only African American man in attendance, Richard M. Bolden, which was not adopted.

Acknowledging the receipt of Winston's letter regarding lynchings of African-Americans, the Assistant Attorney General advises him that the federal government does not have jurisdiction over these crimes.

Asking for Wilson to denounce the lynchings being carried out against African-Americans.


Regarding segregation of African American clerks at the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce.

Reply acknowledging receipt of the National Independent Political League's request for a meeting. Cannot schedule meeting at the desired time.

Request that Secretary Redfield meet with the National Independent Political League regarding the Department of Commerce.

Recounting incident in which white men and women objected to African-American men and women eating with them and the African-American's were moved.

Newspaper account of President Wilson's harsh words for the delegation of African-American leaders from the National Independence Equal Rights League who met with him to discuss segregation of federal employees.

Governor Walsh asks on behalf of the International Independent Political Equal Rights League that the White House arrange a meeting with Rev. Byron Gunner.

Letter accompanied by a list of African-American employees in the Bureau of Plant Industry, including name, title or position, and salary.

Asking Jones to send someone to Appointment Office to get information on the number of African-American employees in the Bureau of Plant Industry.

List of African-American employees in the USDA Central Office of the Weather Bureau, including position and salary.

Letter informing Reese there are no African-American employees in the USDA Division of Accounts and Disbursements.

Informing Reese there were no African-American employees in the USDA Office of Markets or the Office of Rural Organization.

Memorandum requesting information on the number of African-American employees in the Department of Agriculture.

Memorandum for Mr. Reese asking him to collect information on the number of African-American employees in the Department of Agriculture.

Director of the Bureau of the Census writes that black men are to work on the African American census report.

Villard asks that Redfield ensure the fair representation of blacks in the census report by appointing African American census officials.

DuBois shares his fear that if the Census Bureau writes a report with no input from African-Americans, it may be biased against them.

An anonymous writer complains that African-American women use the same washstands, toilets, and lunch rooms as white women at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Regarding a special census report on the African American population to be prepared by the Bureau of the Census.

Urging President Wilson to preserve the unity of the country and prevent the rekindling of sectional feeling by standing against segregation in Washington, D.C..

Ralph informs the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury that due to a shortage of toilet and dressing room facilities in the new building the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is moving into, African-American and white employees will need to share the…

Letter from the Grievance Committee of the New Mexico Protection Association protesting the segregation of African-American employees in the federal government.

Petition from Rev. Frederick B. Allen et al. against segregation in the federal government, forwarded by Andrew J. Peters.

Moorfield Story et al. request the abolition of racial segregation in the federal departments.

The Republican Club writes to urge an end to race prejudice and the segregation of African Americans in government department offices.

Joseph E. Ralph justifies the dismissal of an African-American employee following a violation of segregation.

Letter from Acting Director, WL Austin, to Chief Clerk, Department of Commerce, regarding suggestion from Rev. Alexander Walters to establish a division in the Bureau of the Census to handle matters pertaining to African-Americans.

Referring to an article in Boston Record, WM Trotter calls on Secretary Redfield to end segregation in the Bureau of Domestic and Foreign Commerce.

JE Ralph writes to Kinkead saying he cannot furnish him with a copy of the segregation order because no formal order has been issued.

EF Kinkead writes Joseph E. Ralph asking for a copy of an order that implements segregation in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

JE Ralph asks Mrs. Hopkins to give her views on segregation in the Bureau to Miss Nerney of the NAACP.

May Childs Nerney of the NAACP to JE Ralph asking his opinion on the policy of segregation in the federal government.

JE Ralph notifies the Assistant Secretary that he has sent the names of the three girls who violated the segregation policy at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to Belle C. LaFollette.

JE Ralph to Belle C. LaFollette providing the names of the three girls who violated the segregation policy at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

JS Williams reply to Belle LaFollette telling her he will have JE Ralph give him the names of the three girls who violated the segregation policy at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

B.C. LaFollette writes to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury asking for the names of the three girls who violated the segregation policy at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

JE Ralph writes to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury informing him of the situation regarding the objection to a African American supervisor in the Wetting Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

JE Ralph's reply to Rose Miller's objections to having a black supervisor, informing her that he has named a white man to the position.

Rose Miller, an employee in the Wetting Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, writes to the Director of the Bureau saying it would be "less humiliating to have a white man in charge."

Letter from AE Ball from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to JE Ralph listing three employees who violated the segregation policy in the Bureau.

Acting Secretary to Judge Edward Osgood Brown acknowledging the receipt of his letter and confirming that there is no segregation policy in effect at the Department.
Request for a meeting between the President and a committee of the National Negro Democratic League.
Pamphlet about Frederick Douglass Center’s social justice work.
Thanks Wilson for using his influence in favor of African Americans, invites the President to celebrations of Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays, and includes other requests.
Enclosing copy of address by the National Equal Rights League.
Calling the President's attention to the memorial of the Boston Branch of the National Equal Rights League.
Memorial by Emery T. Morris, et. al., (including W. M. Trotter) for equal rights and an end to racial discrimination.
Thanking Tinkham for bringing the memorial by Emery T. Morris and others.
Regarding Democratic City Central Committee not opposing segregation in St. Louis.
Complaining that the City Central Committee of the Democratic Party has not gone on record against plans to segregate African Americans in St. Louis, Mo.
Protesting Democratic City Central Committee not opposing segregation in St. Louis.
Newspaper clipping regarding the Trotter incident at the White House.
Newspaper article from the Amsterdam News on the decision to cancel a public meeting in New York City with William Monroe Trotter.
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