Alexander Walters to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

WWP18321

Source

Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia

Text

My Dear Sir

I write to request of you to arrange for me an audience with the President as soon as it will be convenient for him to see me.
Matters of recent development as affecting the colored people of the country makes it imperative that I be given the opportunity to see the President and state our side of the question.
Daily I am being taken to task for not seeing the President and branded as a traitor because I have not presented to the President the colored man’s side of the question.
I had hoped that I might have been called in ere this to have presented to the President the democratic Negro’s view point of this critical situation; for say what you will or may there is a growing resentment on the part of ten millions of Negroes against the President.
This feeling of bitter resentment is not confined to the colored people only but is shared by a host of their white friends.
Enclosed you will find clippings that will sustain my contention—

Yours most respectfully,
Alexander Walters

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Temp00774.pdf

Citation

Walters, Alexander, 1858-, “Alexander Walters to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1914 January 30, WWP18321, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.