Oswald Garrison Villard to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

CS66

Description

Prominent newspaper editor protests against segregation.

Source

Library of Congress
Wilson Papers, Series 4, 152A Reel 231, Manuscript Division

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

CS66A

Language

English

Provenance

Digital copy acquired from federal archives by previous WWPL Archivist, Heidi Hackford.

Text

Mr. Joseph P. Tumulty,
Secretary to the President,
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Tumulty:

I hope you and the President will not overlook the enclosed editorials. I cannot tell you what a pity it seems to me that an Administration so noble in its feeling for the under-dog and in every other respect, cannot do simple justice when it comes to the color line. May I not ask that you will at least submit our and The World’s editorial to the President?

Sincerely yours,
Oswald Garrison Villard

P.S. I enclosed a paragraph in today’s Evening Post and want to congratulate you on the admirable way the army promotions are being made. You will recall our conversation, perhaps, early in the Administration; nothing can be better, I think, than what has already been done.
OGV

85017

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CS66.pdf

Citation

Villard, Oswald Garrison, “Oswald Garrison Villard to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1914 November 17, CS66, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.