DL Gore to Wilson

Identifier

TI00129

Description

Wholesale grocer in N.C. requests the President's assistance regarding lynching.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #52

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Text

Hon. Woodrow Wilson, President,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:-

The negro race has been as loyal toward the war as any other race. I notice in the papers to-day two negro lynchings in Georgia, one, if not both, on suspicion of murder; is my recollection. Don't you think you, as President, should write about it or have someone to look it up. The negroes are human beings and I think we need their help and sympathy, and we, as a christian nation, are our brothers' keeper I think, and should do all we can to help and shield the inferior races among us.

Yours very truly,

DL Gore

DLG/W

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100129.pdf

Citation

Gore, D. L. (Daniel Lenox), 1847-, “DL Gore to Wilson,” 1918 May 23, TI00129, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.