James C. Waters, Jr. to David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture

Identifier

A022916a

Description

Asking if Representative W.P. Borland's remarks on race were justified.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

My dear Sir:

Representative W. P. Borland's "Extension of Remarks" as printed in The Congressional Record for Feb. 28, 1916, includes, among others, the words which are quoted on the accompanying sheet to which your attention is respectfully invited.

As one of the taxpayers whose interests Mr. Borland seems to hold so close to his heart (see last three paragraphs, p. 3764), I have the honor to request you to tell me to what extent, if at all, conditions affecting colored employees in the Department of Agriculture on Feb. 28, 1916, justified the remarkable statements quoted on the accompanying sheet.

I am, Sir,
Your most humble servant,
James C. Waters, Jr.,
(Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People),
Post Office Box 93.

1 encl.

The Honorable,
The Secretary of Agriculture,
Washington, D.C.

Original Format

Letter

Files

A022916.pdf

Citation

Waters, James C., “James C. Waters, Jr. to David F. Houston, Secretary of Agriculture,” 1916 February 29, A022916a, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.