Andy Dawson to Woodrow Wilson

Creator

Identifier

TI00137

Description

Call for lynching to be made a federal crime.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #60

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

President Wilson,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:
Owing to the fact of the brutality treatment which has existed through out the United States of America. I now feel well justified in taking great pleasure as a citizen under the Stars and Stripes of this country, asking you in addition to your Speech of July 4th, 1918, to speak a few words condemning lynching and burning and make it a federal crime to any one who many comit such disloyalty crimes and many other unlegal things which has been existing through the United States of America.

I am going soon to fight for the worlds democracy. This is all I ask of you. Hoping this will meet your approval.

Andy Dawson
Res. Hot Springs
Ark

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100137.pdf

Citation

Dawson, Andy, “Andy Dawson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 June 29, TI00137, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.