Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to Henry Allen Boyd

Identifier

L122619A

Description

President has no power to stay execution of African Americans in Arkansas race riots.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 230/06/41 file #158260 box #1284 NARA ID #14 2/3

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

JAF-GMM

Henry Allen Boyd,
Secretary, Sunday School Congress,
Nashville, Tennessee.

Offense of negroes under sentence of death in connection with Elaine Arkansas riot was against State laws and not laws of United States. Consequently President has no power to stay execution.

A. MITCHELL PALMER
Attorney General.

Files

L122619A.pdf

Citation

Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936, “Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer to Henry Allen Boyd,” 1919 December 29, L122619A, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.