William M. Randolph to Wilson

Identifier

TI00138

Description

Pittsburgh branch of the NAACP asks Willson to speak out against lynching.

Source

National Archive and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #65

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Text

To His Excellency Woodrow Wilson,
President of the United States.

Dear Sir:

Be it resolved that we the citizens of Pittsburgh in meeting assembled respectfully petition the President of the United States in his address to the people of America on the Fourth of July, the day that marks the beginning of this great democracy, to denounce the spirit of lawlessness that exhibits itself in the lynching of Negroes. Two hundred and forty seven Negroes have been victims of mob violence since this country entered the war. We ask that our chief executive help to remove this menace from our democracy.

Respectfully yours,

W. M. Randolph, Chairman.
Jennie M. Proctor sec'y
D. R. Lewis
Committee on Resolution

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100138.pdf

Citation

Randolph, William M. , “William M. Randolph to Wilson,” 1918 June 29, TI00138, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.