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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we cannot stomach them washing their black faces in our wash-stands & drying them in our towels.

Pleas do not let Mr. Ralph, know that one of his employes, wrote this for fear of dismissal. He dismisses us for the least thing that happens, that is the white girls, but the negroes do as they please. I will not sign my name for fear he might discharge me & I am a poor widow. I have nothing else to support me. [/left page]

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I neglected to say they also use the same lunch room. They should have their own lockers, their own wash room & their own toilet, there is plenty of room.

I do not imagine they should hold positions in office, when their are lots of poor widows, whose husbands were soldiers in the civil war, who would be glad to have positions that the negro women have. It worries us very much such doings [/right page]

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P.S.—Please do not let Ralph get hold of this, as he is acquainted with our hand writing.

A poor widow.

The think a great deal of you and the President, for you had the negro girls separated from the white, when you came through, but it did not last long, for at present they are so pert & give back talk to the white girls.

It is very humiliating, I assure you.

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Mrs. Woodrow Wilson The White House City

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[cancelled postmark, upside down: WASHINGTON MAR 21 130 AM 1914 D. C.]

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[postmark: WASHINGTON MAR 28 230 PM 1914 D. C.]

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson White House Washington, D.C.

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[Envelope]

Mr. Forster

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