William Monroe Trotter to James A. Gallivan

Identifier

CS08A

Description

William Trotter writes Congressman Gallivan requesting a meeting with President Wilson.

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Relation

CS08

Language

English

Text

49 Cornhill Boston

Hon. James A. Gallivan

Dear Congressman,
The National Independent League of Colored Men which supported the Wilson ticket in 1912 on the personal pledge of Pres. Wilson that there would be no acts of color prejudice under his administration with a like promise from the National Dem. Conv., voted to send a delegation to Pres. Wilson to get his answer to our League's delegation, which presented to him last November a National Petition against the separate lavatories, & etc. in the Treasury Department. Rev. Byron Gunner our National President is in Washington at 1733 7th St. NW asking the President to receive a delegation of our League this month. Last year he told the delegation he would seek a solution. Having waited 11 months, we are entitled to an audience to hear what it is. Not only for the sake of his administration but as a matter of common practice I ask that you see the President at once, & get a date set in this month to see us.

Yours against segregation
Wm. Monroe Trotter
Secy. National Independent League

Original Format

Letter

Files

Trotter.jpg

Citation

Trotter, William Monroe, 1872-1934, “William Monroe Trotter to James A. Gallivan,” 1914 October 17, CS08A, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.