Microfilm Reel 231, File 152a, "Segregation"

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All the microfilm scans concerning file number 152a, "Segregation," of file number 152, "African Americans," on reel 231 from the Executive Office files of the Woodrow Wilson Papers, series 4 in the Library of Congress finding aid.

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TELEGRAM [stamp: ACK'D JAN 6 1914 C.T.H.]

7 WU JM 86 D.L.

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New York, Jan. 6,1916.

The President, Washington, D.C.

Resolved that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in annual meeting assembled, welcome the report that segregation of colored employees in Federal departments at Washington has been checked. Be it further Resolved, that the President of the United States be urged to put an entire stop to this injustice at once. Resolved, that these resolutions be telegraphed to the President of the United States and to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Moorfield Story, President; Oswald Garrison Villard, Joel E. Spingarn, Charles Edward Russell.

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169. Merrinack St. Haverville, Mass.

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[stamp: ACK'D JAN 12 1914 T.M.H.

Jan'y 8th 1914

Mr. Joseph P. Tumulty Secretary to the President United States White House Washington, D.C.

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Dear Sir:-

It is due to the President, Sec's. It is due to Mrs. Lafolutte, It is due to Mr. Villard It is due to the progressive sentiment of this country that supported the [?]. It is also due to [Mich?] that the great auto segregation Meeting at Washington be answered and answered in such fashion as to make it available as an efficient and affective campaign document.

By the way Mr. Eddie Sefton Asst. Secretary National Democratic Committee's can better advise you as to the strength of my specially prepared campaign document at the instancy of the Chairman, and how most effectively used.

The four matters as rendered, all that I ask will afford ample opportunity for me.

Very truly yours, [Jerrard?] R. Riley

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Albuqureque N. M. Feb 23, 1914.

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[stamp: THE WHITE HOUSE FEB 26 1914 RECEIVED]

Hon. Woodrow Wilson: President of These U. S. White House, Wash. D. C.

Honorable Sir:

We, the grievance committee of the New Mexico Protective Association, beg leave to submit the following protest, against the segregation of the federal employes in Wash. D. C, under your administration.

We beg leave to call your attention, to one of your pre-election pledges, namely: "Should I become president of the U. S., they (The colored people) may count on me, for absolute fair dealing; & for everything, by which I could assist, in advancing the interest of their race, in the U. S."

We, deeming segregation inimical to the advancement of any race, therefore, pray you, to use the influence of your high office, to have the heads of the various government departments, rescind their orders, or change their policies of segregating the federal employes, at the very seat of the government.

Committee Dr. J. D. Dennis, Prof. J. A. Scott Theo. M. Brinson.

Very respectfully Yours,

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[stamp: THE WHITE HOUSE MAR 1 1914 RECEIVED]

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[stamp: ACK'D MAR 2 1914 J.A.K.]

Feb 28, 1914

Mr. James P. Tumulty, Secretary to the President, White House, Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. Tumulty,

I am forwarding to you herewith the petition which I have received from Reverend Frederick B. Allen, President of the Robert Gould Shaw House of Boston. This petition was adopted on February 15th at a meeting held at the Robert Gould Shaw House, pertaining against any discrimination toward colored employees in the Federal Departments and contained therein the request that through me a copy be conveyed to the President.

With kind regards I am,

Yours very truly, Andrew J. Peters

Enclosure

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Resolutions adopted at Robert Gould Shaw House February 15th, 1914

Whereas, The people of Massachusetts, always solicitous for fair treatment of our colored citizens, have already, through the Governor of this Commonwealth, and through numerous organizations, made earnest protest against the Segregation of colored employees in certain Federal Departments at Washington: and

Whereas, We steadfastly share the hope of our Governor, - "That President Wilson will speedily put an end to conditions, which as reported, are unworthy of any free people"; although there is reason to fear that, thus far, despite all protests, these evils continue in force. Therefore be it

Resolved, That we citizens of Boston of many different Churches, professions and business callings, met together for the purpose at the Robert Gould Shaw House, do hereby request our Congressional Representative at Washington to convey to the President our earnest appeal that he will secure the removal of the injustice of colored segregation from the Federal Departments at Washington.

Federick B. Allen President at the Robert Gould Shaw House - Boston

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