William W. Sanders to Wilson

Identifier

TI001039

Description

Asking Wilson to speak out against lynching in his July 4th address.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #61

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Text

Box 752, Charleston, W. Va.
July 2 - 1918.

His Excellency President Woodrow Wilson,
The White House,
Washington, D. C.

Dear Mr. President,-

The Negroes of this nation are standing squarely behind you in the prosecution of this war and are ready to make any sacrifice necessary to bring success, but we feel keenly the "stain" upon democracy at home when men and even women are lynched by mobs. I am sure you feel outraged when you read of the lawlessness of mobs in certain sections of our country, I am therefore asking that you make mention of this evil in your address of July 4th.

Thanking you in advance for your favorable consideration of this request, I am,
Very obediently yours,
Wm. W. Sanders.

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100139.pdf

Citation

Sanders, William W., “William W. Sanders to Wilson,” 1918 July 2, TI001039, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.