Resolution, District of Columbia Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Title

Resolution, District of Columbia Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Creator

Grimké, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930

Identifier

TI00153

Date

1919 March 13

Description

Resolution requesting that acts of racial discrimination in federal bureaus and offices be discontinued.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 450/79/11/7 box #64 entry #12A1

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Subject

African-Americans--segregation

Language

English

Text

RESOLUTION.

Proposed and Adopted at January Meeting of the District of Columbia Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

A. M. Grimke, President. 1415 - Corcoran Street, N. W.

Whereas, the officers of this Association have collected evidence of several well authenticated cases of gross discrimination on account of race or color in several bureaux or offices of the government, by their refusal to appoint Colored applicants who have passed the Civil Service tests, in some cases having been many times certified by the Civil Service Commission, in others where the applicants have received written notice that they had been accepted or appointed, but have been refused employment on account of race or color.

Resolved, by the District of Columbia Branch, with a membership of over 7,000, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with a membership of over 40,000, that such acts of discrimination in employment on account of race, are unjust and a disgrace to democracy. And against them we enter our most solemn protest.

Resolved further, that copies of this resolution be sent to the heads of Departments and bureaux where these discriminations occur and that our officers continue to urge that they be discontinued as they are a monstrous injustice to the Colored People.

Original Format

Proclamation

Files

T100153.pdf

Citation

Grimk√©, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930, “Resolution, District of Columbia Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,” 1919 March 13, TI00153, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.