J. Silas Harris to James L. Wilmeth

Identifier

TI00164

Description

Request for African American employees in DC from Missouri.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

Washington, D. C.

HON. James L. Wilmeth, Director,
Bureau of Engraving,
Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. Wilmeth:-

I am writing you at the suggestion of a distinguished statesman of Missouri, who is deeply interested in the welfare of my race. We have, in that state, a great many dependable Negroes, real assets to the commonwealth — men and women who have labored in sunshine and in rain to educate their children and fit them for the responsibilities of citizen-ship and life. Many of their children are a credit to their parents and I would be pleased if you could see your way clear to give some of them employment in your department, since our state has no representation (Negro) in Washington.

Thanking you in advance, I am,

Yours respectfully,

J. Silas Harris
President Negro National Educational Congress
905 R. Street, N. W.

JSH/EAB.

Files

T100164.pdf

Citation

Harris, J. Silas, “J. Silas Harris to James L. Wilmeth,” 1920 January 6, TI00164, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.