Archibald H. Grimke to David F. Houston

Identifier

A022516

Description

Regarding City Central Committee of the Democratic Party of St. Louis failing to vote against segregation.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 130/68/3/00 box #3 entry#5 "Negroes" folder

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Text

Washington, D. C.,
1415 Corcoran St., N.W.,
February 25, 1916.

Hon. David F. Houston,
Agricultural Dept.,
Washington, D. C.

Sir:

I have just learned that the City Central Committee of the Democratic Party of St. Louis has failed to place itself on record against an ordinance to segregate Negroes of this city to be voted on February 29th. Can you or your party afford responsibility of this attitude in view of the approaching presidential election?

Very respectfully,
Archibald H. Grimke,
Vice President, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Original Format

Letter

Files

A022516.pdf

Citation

Grimk√©, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930, “Archibald H. Grimke to David F. Houston,” 1916 February 25, A022516, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.