CH James to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

TI00142

Description

Asking the President to denounce lynching at every opportunity.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID # 62

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

Honorable Woodrow Wilson,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. President:

Being very much impressed with the conditions that prevail over our entire country, I take this opportunity to ask you while you make your great Fourth of July speech will you kindly remember to emphasize and denounce lynching as it has prevailed over our country.

While we are now working and fighting for Democracy to prevail over the world, we are also impressed with a very important fact that mob-violence and lynch-law is getting a great hold on our country and this propaganda is becoming very, very dangerous for our public institutions.

I am therefore very much impressed with the conditions as they exist and ask you along with many others, kindly denounce this act at every opportunity that you have.

Hopeing that this will make an impression on you, I remain,

Your faithful and humble servant,

C. H. James,
One of the Four Minute Men.

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100142.pdf

Citation

James, Charles Howell, “CH James to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 July 4, TI00142, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.