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  • Collection: Race and Segregation Collection

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Letter from Anderson to Tumulty describing his successful attempt to call off a meeting with Mr. Trotter and saying that his job may be threatened as a result.

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Short editorial about "Negro journals" that once supported Wilson but are now denouncing him.

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Terrell encloses a clipping from the Indianapolis World he describes as the "sanest utterance" he's seen on the Trotter incident.

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Letter about the Trotter incident suggesting that the President not "condescend to offer an explanation of that quite natural antipathy which every white man feels for the transitional-staged "Evolutional Error" termed the Negro."

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Joseph W. Henderson, editor of the New England Torchlight writes to Woodrow Wilson disagreeing with Wilson's stance in favor of segregation in the government departments.

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Asking President Wilson to act against segregation in the government departments.

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Apologizing for the manner in which W. M. Trotter addressed the president and describing the plan of the American Colonization Association to create a new Liberia on American soil for black citizens to govern themselves.

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Tumulty acknowledges receipt of letter and say he will bring it to the attention of the President.

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Sending resolutions made by the Methodist Episcopal Preachers' Meeting regretting Woodrow Wilson's backing of separation of the races in government employment.

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Resolution adopted by the Methodist Ministers Alliance of Kansas City, Missouri, against segregation and discrimination.

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Samuel Jackson Hargrave writes to Wilson in the wake of the Trotter incident saying that tens of thousands of African American voters are ready to vote for him again, and sends a Thanksgiving hymn he's written and dedicated to the President.

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Villard urges Tumulty to end segregation and discrimination by "living up to the spirit of one's oath of office."

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Letter to the editor equating Wilson's treatment of Trotter with his treatment of women suffragists.

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Letter to the Editor answering the letter of Alma Whitaker regarding the south.

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Note introducing clippings from the Los Angeles Daily Times which she is enclosing.

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Thoughtful letter disagreeing with Trotter's methods and trusting that the "episode in question will not be allowed to lessen your sympathy or interest in the colored people."

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The Equity Congress of Greater New York expresses their protest of Wilson's support of segregation in the federal government.

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Letter from the President and Secretary of the Saloonmen's Protective Union No. 1, protesting Wilson's support of segregation in the Federal government.

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Letter expressing regret that "W.M. Trotter and his Committee proved to be unqualified for the mission they sought to perform."

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Thanks Moton for his letter and his good judgment.

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Letter from the district secretary of the American Missionary Association saying that the issue of segregation cannot be sidestepped any more than the issue of slavery could have been in the nineteenth century.

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African American letter writer criticizes Trotter.

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Translation of an editorial from a German newspaper of Saint Louis, Missouri, referring to the Trotter incident and condoning segregation in the federal government.

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Writer believes Wilson had a right to be displeased, presumably by Trotter's conduct.

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Letter saying that the sentiment of the "Southern negroes" is not the same as Trotter's and sending blessings for Wilson's continued success.

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Letter expressing regret over the Trotter incident and talking about the race problem in the U.S.

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Expressing sympathy with Wilson's administration and endorsing Mr. R. S. King for a position in that administration.

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Commending Wilson on his handling of the Trotter incident.

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Republican commends Wilson’s treatment of Trotter and says "Republicans of the South believe as you do."

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Letter to Woodrow Wilson commending segregation in the federal government and regretting Trotter incident.

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Roundtree writes the President to assure him that "the more thoughtful colored people of this State and the country don't approve of Mr. Trotters' insult to you."

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Letter recounting an experience Rosenwald had with William M. Trotter, who said Rosenwald was inducing segregation in his attempts to build YMCA's for "colored men and boys" in American cities.

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Letter regarding the Trotter incident and the custom of "appointing a negro the the office of Recorder of Deeds" in the District of Columbia.

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Newspaper article or editorial on the complexity of race issues in the United States.

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Newspaper article, "Jim Crow Law at Washington."

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Writer apologizes for Trotter’s conduct and says the races need to understand each other better.

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Letter writer supports Wilson's rebuke of Trotter.

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Letter writer hints at harming Trotter if Wilson sends him to Baton Rouge.

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Letter giving justifications for segregation and saying that "Negroe cooks" have caused the "degeneration of the White Southern race."

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Letter to Wilson congratulating him for his "kind words... to Chairman Trotter."

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Letter to Wilson congratulating him on his "wise, dignified, and fearless rejoinder" to Trotter.

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Ross trusts that the Trotter incident will not affect the "standing of the calm members of my race."

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Letter on letterhead of The National Co-Operative Association of America saying that the writer is glad Woodrow Wilson reprimanded Trotter and informing him of a national congress to be held in Jersey City, NJ in September, 1915.

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AME Zion church pastor apologizes for Trotter, who shouldn't have approached the President at a time when the President was busy with international affairs.

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John Skelton Williams asks Joseph E. Ralph why "white women and colored women were working together side by side" in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

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Letter to the Attorney General of the U.S. suggesting that much information concerning the persecution of colored people can be obtained from the Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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Asking Secretary of Agriculture to find places for African-American Republicans in the Department of Agriculture.

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Sends list of African-American employees of the Forest Service employed outside Washington, D.C.

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Secretary of Agriculture suggests that Waters communicate directly with Representative Borland about his remarks.

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Asks the Secretary of Agriculture to what extend the remarks of Representative W. P. Borland on African-American employees may have been justified.

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Surgeon General responds to request for statement showing name of each messenger and laborer employed in the Bureau.

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Undated description of efforts to aid African-Americans through the Bureau of Education of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture.
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