JE Ralph to May Childs Nerney

Identifier

SE072613b

Description

JE Ralph shares his views on segregation in the Bureau.

Source

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

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

Miss May Childs Nerney,
Secretary, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,
New York, N. Y.

My dear Miss Nerney:

I am in receipt of your letter of the 26th instant, stating that at the suggestion of Mrs. Archibald Hopkins, you write to ask if I will give your Association my views on the policy of segregating the colored employes, which has of late increased in various Government Departments, including this Bureau.

In reply I beg to say that in this Bureau there has always been a segregation of the two races in the assignment of dressing and locker rooms, and a limitation as to the divisions in which they are employed, and there has been very little difficulty in this respect. Mrs. Hopkins has kindly taken a great interest in the welfare of our employes, and is very familiar with conditions here, and I would therefore suggest that you obtain her views on the subject.

Respectfully,

J. E. Ralph
Director.

Original Format

Letter

Files

SE072613b.jpg

Citation

Ralph, Joseph E., 1863-1922, “JE Ralph to May Childs Nerney,” 1913 July 29, SE072613b, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.