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State convention colored citizens

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Article announcing the state convention of African-American Republican voters to meet in Austin, Texas, on October 24, 1899. The convention will be comprised of one delegate for every 150 African-American men.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Race relations--Political aspects; African Americans--Politics and government; Equality before the law--U.S. states; Community organization--Management; Political party organization; Texas--Austin

Date: 1899-08-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Herman Henry Kohlsaat

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President Roosevelt will send Secretary of State John Hay, Herman Henry Kohlsaat's letter. He regrets the "views of the South in reference to Booker T. Washington," but will not change his policy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Race relations--Political aspects; U.S. states--Race relations; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; Hay, John, 1838-1905

Date: 1901-10-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Henry Cabot Lodge

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President Roosevelt explains to Henry Cabot Lodge that he had decided to replace Assistant Secretary of State Thomas W. Cridler with Herbert H. D. Peirce before speaking with Cabot; he also mentions the "ferocious" reaction of some to that decision. Roosevelt also mentions southern reaction to the "Booker T. Washington incident," ascribing it to the aggressive spirit of the American South and states such attitudes will not cause him to change his appointments.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Government executives--Selection and appointment; Race relations--Government policy; Race relations--Political aspects; Peirce, Herbert H. D. (Herbert Henry Davis), 1849-1916; Cridler, Thomas W. (Thomas Wilbur), 1850-1914; Hay, John, 1838-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Penrose, Boies, 1860-1921; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10-28

Letter from Walter Hines Page to Theodore Roosevelt

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On behalf of Doubleday, Page & Company, Walter Hines Pages sends a check to President Roosevelt to express their appreciation of Roosevelt's endorsement of the Wallihan book. In a post script, Page compliments Roosevelt's actions and attitude toward politics in the South. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Authors and publishers; Publishers and publishing; Finance, Personal; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Race relations--Political aspects; Southern States; Doubleday, Page & Company; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-11-25

Summary of letter from Jeter Connelly Pritchard

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Democratic papers are claiming that President Roosevelt is attempting to punish Senator Pritchard for the policies he pursued in North Carolina. Pritchard has delayed giving a statement until he can clear his comments with Roosevelt. Pritchard claims he has only been attempting to build up the Republican organization in North Carolina and that no one was excluded from the Greenboro convention.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Press and politics; Political parties--Management; Political conventions; Race relations--Political aspects; North Carolina; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Pritchard, Jeter Connelly, 1857-1921; Cheatham, Henry Plummer, 1857-1935

Date: 1902-11-21

Letter from Edwin A. Clarke to Shelby Moore Cullom

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Edwin A. Clarke describes the background of Hamilton D. Coleman, a true Republican, whose political fortunes have fallen now that the "Lily White" Republicans are in control of the party in Louisiana. Clarke hopes Shelby Moore Cullom will recommend Coleman to President Roosevelt for the position of postmaster for New Orleans. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Postmasters--Selection and appointment; Employment references; Race relations--Political aspects; Louisiana; Louisiana--New Orleans; Republican Party (La.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1904-03-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Booker T. Washington

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President Roosevelt tells Booker T. Washington that he doesn't think it would be wise to reappoint Mr. Cohen and Mr. Lewis until after the Republican National Convention meets. He has heard accusations from Francis Bennett Williams, of the "Lily White" movement, that Cohen and Lewis helped the Democrats in the last election.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Elections; Public officers--Selection and appointment; Race relations--Political aspects; Louisiana--New Orleans; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Leupp, Francis Ellington, 1849-1918

Date: 1904-05-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Lyman Abbott

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President Roosevelt tells Dr. Abbott that their differences towards a means to a common end originate in terminology. He agrees with Abbott’s policy and is responding to revelations of peonage in Mississippi through a District Attorney and Marshal who are “decent democrats.” Roosevelt has no idea how the election results will turn out, and though he believes he and his principles will triumph, he would not be ungrateful to the American public if he were to lose.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Peonage; Race relations; Race relations--Political aspects; African Americans--Government policy; Mississippi; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Vardaman, James Kimble, 1861-1930

Date: 1904-08-08

Letter from Albert Shaw to Theodore Roosevelt

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Albert Shaw advises Theodore Roosevelt to ignore the plank involving the race question. Since the situation will not allow Roosevelt to "take a strong, aggressive, positive stand in favor of a reduction of Southern seats in Congress," Shaw believes that "it would be better to let the subject pass as a very minor one." Shaw sends Roosevelt a marked copy of the Contemporary Review.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Race relations--Political aspects; Political parties--Platforms; Southern States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); United States. Congress; Southern Education Board

Date: 1904-08-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John Byrne

Description:

President Roosevelt tells Major Byrne that tax revision cannot be undertaken by people who think that the tariff is unconstitutional “robbery.” He acknowledges a shared belief with Byrne that there are “grave inequalities” in the tariff, but he will not make promises he is unable to keep. Roosevelt cares too much about the “color problem” issue to make it a partisan battle, and holds up Democrats and ex-Confederates as examples to this end.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Tariff; Taxation; Press and politics; Race relations--Political aspects; Race discrimination--Law and legislation--U.S. states; Executive power; Georgia--Atlanta; Alabama; Philippines; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wright, Luke E. (Luke Edward), 1846-1922

Date: 1904-08-31

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