Columbia, SC to Wilson

Creator

Identifier

TI00151

Description

Lynchings in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1276 NARA ID #82

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

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Text

WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM

Columbia, S.C. 19

Honorable Woodrow Wilson
President of the United States, Executive Mansion, Washington, D. C.

Dear Sir:
Your recent appeal against the barbarous practice of lynching was indeed a great utterance calculated to do much good. The law abiding people irrespective of race hailed with delight the firm stand you took upon the side of law and order. We regret however that recent lynchings in Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina indicate that more drastic means will be necessary to convince the lawless element within the nation that such sixteenth century barbarisms must be no longer tolerated in liberty-loving America. Every true citizen of this republic must hang his head in shame at what has occurred at you may say the successful close of America's grandest of all efforts to see that governments of the people for the people and by the people may not perish from the earth. Mr. President, to allow these outrages to pass in the usual

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Citation

Unknown, “Columbia, SC to Wilson,” 1918 November 21, TI00151, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.