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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President. This will be one of the largest gathering of colored people in this County.

I want to get from all the secretary of the different dept all the names of all colored men and women in the service and I want to show them that you have more in [new?] than has been. I [?] like at somee time when you can spare a few moments to have a talk on this matter.

I can refer you to Hon Jasper F. Kinheard or Hon Hampton Baker whom I am. May God bless you and that you may [live?] to be returned to the White in 1916 - which need be.

Your abj Sect R. R. Robinson, Presd Room 5, 607 Louan

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[stamp: THE WHITE HOUSE NOV 14 1914 RECEIVED]

[stamp: ACK'D NOV 14 1914 T.M.H.

Nov 12/14

Hon Woodrow Wilson President

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Dear Sir

I have read with deep regret, the recent visit of a deputation of Colored men. I trust that their presence will in no sense affect the standing of the calm members of my race.

I remain very respectfully Jas M. Ross

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[stamp: THE WHITE HOUSE NOV 16 1914 RECEIVED]

[stamp: ACK'D NOV 16 1914 C.T.H.]

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November 12. 1914.

Honorable Woodrow Wilson. President, United States. Washington, D.C.

My Dear Sir,

Today, in the breasts of every true, loyal Souther-ner, those who cling tenaciously to the traditions of the Old South, of the land so dear to your own heart are rejoicing because of the deft,masterly way in which you handled the spokes-man of the negro delegation who called upon you a few days ago. The mental picture of this incident arises vividly before our eyes;we can see you, the perfect example of an American citizen, with the interests of the land you hold so dear surging forth in every heart throb as you listened to this negro, the hot blood of his savage fore-bears coursing madly through his own being as he demanded that which might become a stepping stone. We can hear you utter your masterly rebuke and we know that instantly from the depths of his heart this negro recognized the stern command of his master-as his ancestors had heard before, and as his off-spring shall continue to hear. It can not be else.

From the deepest recesses of our hearts rushes an exultance almost uncontrollable. We're proud of you not only because you are the head of our own great Government, nor because you’re a true type of an ideal American citizen but because you

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are a real man with the courageous blood of an ideal Southerner flowing in your veins to back it up.

May God keep and bless you, is my humble prayer.

Very Sincerely yours, J. Crampton Watters

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Ackgd 11/14/14

Raleigh N. C.

Nov 13 1914

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Dr. Woodrow Wilson The White House

[stamp: THE WHITE HOUSE NOV 14 1914 RECEIVED]

My Dear President Wilson,

May I take the liberty of mentioning a matter that occurred to me on reading an account of the interview, yesterday in which the American Citizen of African decent – Trotter - sought to draw a parallel between you and President Lincoln?

When in September 1862 Mr Lencoln issued his procloma-

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