Emmett J. Scott to George Edward Creel


Emmett J. Scott to George Edward Creel


Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957




1918 June 24


Report on the recent Conference of Negro Editors.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library


Byoir, Carl Robert, 1886-1957




Mr. George Creel, Chairman,
Committee on Public Information,
10 Jackson Place,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Creel:

I wish to make report to you with respect to the recent Conference of Negro editors and other leaders of thought and opinion among Negro citizens, held here in Washington, D.C., June 19, 20, and 21, 1918.

There were present at the meeting one of the finest groups of Negro leaders ever brought together at one time for a patriotic purpose. This was said over and over again at the various meetings by speakers of one kind or another.

The splendid cooperation of the Committee on Public Information in making the conference a success is hereby gratefully acknowledged.

Mr. Byoir, your Associate, was most helpful to me in making the various arrangements for the special speakers who appeared before the conference, and for the suitable entertainment of the conferees.

I am transmitting herewith the formal Memorandum list of the men composing the conference (marked Exhibit "A".) Also a copy of the resolutions etc. framed FOR PUBLICATION and for OFFICIAL PRESENTATION TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, if you approve (marked Exhibit "B") And also a full and complete copy of the summarized statement or consensus of opinion expressed and adopted unanimously by the conference, together with a memorandum of those particular items which, in the opinion of the conferees, should have the immediate attention of the officials of our Government, (marked Exhibit "C".)

I need not tell you of my eager willingness to cooperate with you in every possible way to secure the results expressed by this conference, and I hope you will call upon me freely for such conferences and cooperation as may have a tendency to eventuate the items outlined in this well-considered program.

Your address on the opening day of the conference was heartily appreciated and warmly commended, and I am absolutely sure that the conference will be productive of much good in a number of useful directions.

Sincerely yours,
Emmett J. Scott
Special Assistant,


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Scott, Emmett J. (Emmett Jay), 1873-1957, “Emmett J. Scott to George Edward Creel,” 1918 June 24, PI062418, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.