Emmett J. Scott to Carl Byoir

Identifier

T100251A

Description

Special Assistant to the War Department sends along a news report about a conference of African American editors to the Committee on Public Information.

Source

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

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

T100251

Language

English

Text

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

Dear Mr. Byoir:
I am sending you herewith the NEWS IMPORT of the recent conference of Negro editors, etc., FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE through the Committee on Public Information.

It is my understanding that your editors will revise the matter in accordance with the regulations, etc. of the Committee on Public Information.

In many respects this was the finest conference of Negro leaders which were ever assembled in this country, and we got far ahead in the matter of lining up these forces for the winning of the war.

I want to thank you most cordially for your generous cooperation.

The matter ought to be released this (Wednesday) evening or Thursday (June 27th) at the latest.

Sincerely yours,
Emmett Scott
Special Assistant,
War Department,
Room 131.

Enclosure
WHD

Original Format

Letter

Files

T100251c.pdf

Citation

Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957, “Emmett J. Scott to Carl Byoir,” 1918 June 26, T100251A, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.