Dr. J Dennis et. al. to Woodrow Wilson

Creator

Identifier

CS03

Description

Letter from the Grievance Committee of the New Mexico Protection Association protesting the segregation of African-American employees in the federal government.

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

Albuquerque N. M.
Feb 23, 1914.

Hon. Woodrow Wilson:
President of These U. S.
White House, Wash. D.C.
Honorable Sir:

We, the grievance committee of the New Mexico Protective Association, beg leave to submit the following protest, against the segregation of the federal employes in Wash. D. C. under your administration.

We beg leave to call your attention, to one of your pre-election pledges, namely: "Should I become president of the U.S., they (the colored people) may count on me, for absolute fair dealing; & for everything, by which I would assist, in advancing the interest of their race in the U. S."

We, deeming segregation inimical to the advancement of any race, therefore, pray you, to use the influence of your high office, to have the heads of the various government departments, rescind their orders, or change their policies of segregating the federal employes, at the very seat of the government.

Very respectfully Yours,

Dr. J. Dennis,
Prof. J. O. Scott
Theo. M. Brinson.
Committee

Original Format

Letter

Files

CS03.pdf

Citation

Dennis, J., “Dr. J Dennis et. al. to Woodrow Wilson,” 1914 February 23, CS03, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.