Emmett J. Scott to TM Campbell

Identifier

PI060618

Description

Negro farmers of the South who are cooperating with the US Saturday Service League are providing a great service.

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

U. S. SATURDAY SERVICE LEAGUE
WIN THE WAR BY WORKING SIX DAYS PER WEEK
(COPY)
WAR DEPARTMENT.
WASHINGTON.

Mr. T. M. Campbell,
District Agent, Cooperative Extension Work,
Tuskegee Institute, Ala.

My dear Mr. Campbell:

I am greatly interested in the campaign which you are carrying on to get the Negro farmers of the South to work six days per week. I am wondering whether the Negro farmers who are so heartily co-operating with you fully appreciate the great service that they are rendering the nation by this co-operation?

The winning of this war depends just as much upon the Negro farmer, who, in the South, works his best and raises all the food stuffs he can, as it does upon the soldiers who are fighting in France. For, although it may not be generally known by the Negro farmers of the South, yet it is true that practically every bit of food that our soldiers in Europe use has to be sent from America.

Very truly yours,
(Signed) Emmett J. Scott
Special Assistant
War Department.

Released by
T. M. Campbell, District Agent,
Tuskegee Institute, Ala.

Original Format

Letter

Files

PI060618.pdf

Citation

Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957, “Emmett J. Scott to TM Campbell,” 1918 June 6, PI060618, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.