May Childs Nerney to JE Ralph

Identifier

SE072613a

Description

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

Source

US National Archives and Records Administration 450/79/10/3 box #6 entry 12A1

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Language

English

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Provenance

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

Text

Mr. Joseph E. Ralph, Director,
Bureau of Engraving & Printing,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Sir:

At the suggestion of Mrs. Archibald Hopkins who gave me a card of introduction which enabled me to go through your Bureau when I was in Washington this Spring, I am writing to ask if you will give us your views on the policy of segregating the colored employees which has of late increased in various Government departments including your own.

I have understood from friends of the colored people who were either indifferent to or in favor of segregation that they felt it now to be a matter of economic necessity if the colored people were to keep their Government positions. We should deeply appreciate your opinion in the matter.

Very truly yours,
May Childs Nerney

Original Format

Letter

Files

SE072613a.jpg

Citation

Nerney, May Childs, “May Childs Nerney to JE Ralph,” 1913 July 26, SE072613a, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.