Emmett Scott to Carl Byoir

Identifier

PI080118b

Description

African-American press' reaction to Wilson's denouncement of mob violence.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 130/68/3/00 box #3 entry #5 "Negroes" folder

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

Mr. Carl Byoir,
Committee on Public Information,
10 Jackson Place,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Byoir:

I am happy to say that the colored newspapers are making a great deal over The President's splendid statement concerning mob violence. You may recall that it was issued last week too late for publication in last week's papers, but the same has appeared in colored newspapers of this week's issue.

I am sending you herewith a bundle of such publications with editorial comments for the benefit of yourself and Mr. Creel.

Assuring you of my keen appreciation of the splendid cooperation you have given us in this important matter, I am,

Sincerely yours,

Emmett Scott
Special Assistant,
Office of the Secretary of War,
Room 131, War Department.

WHD

Files

PI080118b.pdf

Citation

Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957., “Emmett Scott to Carl Byoir,” 1918 August 1, PI080118b, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.