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Letter from R. H. Ward to Theodore Roosevelt

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R. H. Ward recommends R. L. Smith to President Roosevelt. Smith, an African American, earned the respect of every member of the Texas legislature and worked effectively across political party lines. Ward endorses Smith's "honesty and capacity."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; African American politicians; Race relations; Texas; Texas. Legislature; Republican Party (Tex.); Democratic Party (Tex.); Smith, R. L.

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Booker T. Washington

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President Roosevelt often receives letters like the one enclosed by Booker T. Washington. He has been assured that all the African Americans in office are personally against him, but all of those statements are specifically contradicted at the same time. Roosevelt will not consider the Southern delegates for any appointments. His real concern is the inability to know the character of the men, "particularly the colored men," who hold offices in the South. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: African Americans--Politics and government; African American politicians; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Race relations; Southern States

Date: 1901-12-12

Letter from Francis Bennett Williams to Theodore Roosevelt

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Francis Bennett Williams discusses the selection and appointment of Republican Party officials in New Orleans, Louisianna. Williams recommends the removal of United States Marshall Fontelieu to be replaced by Victor Loisel and for the removal of Registrar of the United States Land Office, Walter Louis Cohen. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; African American politicians; Local officials and employees--Selection and appointment; United States marshals--Selection and appointment; Louisiana--New Orleans; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Payne, Henry C. (Henry Clay), 1843-1904

Date: 1903-10-24

Letter from Booker T. Washington to Theodore Roosevelt

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Booker T. Washington writes to President Roosevelt regarding the sensitive nature of removing African Americans from office in the South. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Race relations; African American politicians; Southern States

Date: 1906-01-04

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