FB Lehane, Captain of Watch, to Bureau Director

Creator

Identifier

T1001024

Description

Recounting incident in which white men and women objected to African-American men and women eating with them and the African-Americans were moved.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 450/79/10/3 box #15 entry 12A1

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

To the Director.

Sir:

I have the honor to state, that Lieutenant Wurtz, in charge of the midnight watch, told me this morning that white men and women, made objection to colored men and women, eating with them. Wurtz moved the colored men and women, a few tables apart from the others. One colored girl whose name he did not take, said she had a right to eat at any table. She was not offensive. The early morning lunch is served to all employes, at the mens side of cafe.

Respectfully,
F B Lehane
Captain of watch.

Files

SE111314.jpg

Citation

Lehane, F. B., “FB Lehane, Captain of Watch, to Bureau Director,” 1914 November 13, T1001024, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.