John P. Herrmann to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

CS93

Description

Protesting Democratic City Central Committee not opposing segregation in St. Louis.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

CS95

Language

English

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Provenance

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

Text

TELEGRAM.
The White House,
Washington.
2 WU JM 69 NL 850am 25th
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 24, 1916.

J. P. Tumulty:

The Democratic City Central Committee has failed to take a stand against the measure to segregate negroes of this city to be voted on February 29th. The National Convention is to be held here in June. The inaction of the Central Committee may cause segregation. The National Committee should not be placed in an embarrassing position. Can you realize the importance of this inaction.

John P. Herrmann,
Ten Eleven Market Street.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/CS93.pdf

Citation

Herrmann, John P., “John P. Herrmann to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1916 February 24, CS93, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.