Memorandum: The "Extension of Remarks"

Identifier

A022916c

Description

Memorandum: The "Extension of Remarks" inserted in the Congressional Record of Feb. 28, 1916, by Representative W.P. Borland.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

MEMORANDUM:

The "Extension of Remarks" inserted in The Congressional Record of Feb. 28, 1916, by Representative W. P. Borland, of Missouri, includes the following (see page 3764, left column, 2nd paragraph):

"...There are a number of negroes in the civil services, and, almost without exception, they are in the purely clerical departments where the seven-hour day prevails and not in the mechanical and technical branches where the eight-hour day is enforced. I am told that among the young negro couples it is customary for both the husband and wife to take the civil service examination and secure appointment, if possible, in the same office. As they get to work late in the morning and go home early in the afternoon, it is possible for them to keep house and raise an interesting brood of pickaninnies while drawing two comfortable salaries from the Federal Government. Sometimes the wife only works in the department, and the husband rests at home or devotes his talents to preaching the gospel."

Original Format

Memorandum

Files

A022916B.pdf

Citation

Waters, James C. , “Memorandum: The "Extension of Remarks" ,” 1916 February 29, A022916c, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.