TM Campbell to the Mayor

Creator

Identifier

TI00132

Description

Writing concerning the US Saturday Service League

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

WIN THE WAR BY WORKING SIX DAYS PER WEEK

Tuskegee Institute, Ala.,
May 30, 1918.

TO THE MAYOR:

The enclosed data is self-explanatory and I would thank you to recommend to me two or three reputable colored men who would be interested in organizing several of these leagues in your county. Of course, if there is a colored demonstration agent in your county, most likely the work is being carried on by him. In either case, I would appreciate it, if you would use your influence to help keep this propaganda alive during the crop season. I herewith quote the State Food Administrator on this subject.

"That's one of the most sensible posters I have yet seen on any war work," said State Food Administrator Richard M. Hobbie yesterday as he glanced over the "Win the war by working six days in the week" poster issued by the U. S. Saturday Service League. "I am glad to see that the leaders of the negro race in the state are co-operating in such an effective manner with the movement to eliminate the Saturday holiday from our agricultural life. Work on the farms, work in the fields, work in the gardens, work in food production a full six days in the week is what we want from everyone physically able, white and black, rich and poor. Put that poster up please in the elevator where everyone can get the idea."

Hoping to have a reply from you, I am

Very truly yours,
T. M. Campbell
District Agent.

TMC-CAR
ENC

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100132.pdf

Citation

Campbell, T.M., “TM Campbell to the Mayor ,” 1918 May 30, TI00132, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.