M. Cravath Simpson to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

TI00150

Description

Appeal for lynching to be made a federal crime.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #81

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

AS0B 50 7 EXTRA NL
FY CAMBRDIGE MASS 11

PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON
WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC

AT CLOSE OF WORLD DEMOCRACY WR STARTED WITH NEWS LYNCHING SHEFFIELD ALABAMA DISGRACES UNITED STATES BEFORE WORLD ARE ALL COUNTRIED TO BE MADE SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY EXCEPT OURS ASK YOU IN NAME OF GOD AND HUMANITY RECOMMEND CONGRESS MAKE LAW MAKING LYNCHING FEDERAL CRIME

M CRAVATH SIMPSON
CHAIRMAN SUPPRESSION LYNCHING NORTHEASTERN FEDERATION WOMENS CLUBS.

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100150.pdf

Citation

Simpson, Maud Cravath, “M. Cravath Simpson to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 November 12, TI00150, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.