M. Cravath Simpson to 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

Requires

Requires proofreading.

Text

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

FY Cambridge, Mass. 11

President Woodrow Wilson
White House, Washington, D. C.

At close of world democracy war started with news lynching Sheffield, Alabama disgraces United States before world. Are all countries 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 Women's Clubs.

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100150.pdf

Citation

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