Oswald Garrison Villard to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

CS76

Description

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

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Provenance

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

Text

Dear Mr. Tumulty:

I have your kind acknowledgement of November 18th in which you state that you are trying to "settle it (the segregation issue) in a satisfactory way." There is but one satisfactory way and that is to do simple justice to the colored people and not to discriminate against them. It is an easy way, which requires nothing more than living up to the spirit of one's oath of office.

Sincerely yours,

Oswald Garrison Villard

Mr. Joseph P. Tumulty,
Secretary to the President
Washington, D.C.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CS76.pdf

Citation

Villard, Oswald Garrison, “Oswald Garrison Villard to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1914 November 23, CS76, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.