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Letter from Jacob A. Riis to Theodore Roosevelt

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Jacob A. Riis encloses a document that he believes refers to Vice President Roosevelt's father and his "great kindness." If the trip to Tuskegee, Alabama, can be arranged for the week of November 25, Riis would be pleased to go and leaves the matter to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Alabama--Tuskegee; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1831-1878; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-08-28

Letter from Claris Yeuell to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Claris Yeuell is the editor of a Republican newspaper in Alabama and a supporter of Vice President Roosevelt. He believes that efforts are being made to raise public sentiment against Roosevelt in the South in light of Roosevelt's upcoming trip to the region. The scheduled visit with Booker T. Washington is receiving a great deal of attention. Yeuell requests an interview with Roosevelt and is willing to publish anything to help Roosevelt's candidacy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Politicians--Public opinion; Race discrimination; Interviews; Alabama; Southern States; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-08-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Jacob A. Riis

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt regrets that he will miss seeing Jacob A. Riis during the Tuskegee, Alabama, trip. He has been called to Buffalo, New York, because of the attempted assassination of President McKinley, but he believes McKinley will recover. Roosevelt agrees with Riis about does; he won't shoot them and has been surprised at how long a wounded deer can run.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel--Planning; Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Health; Deer; Alabama--Tuskegee; New York (State)--Buffalo; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Claris Yeuell

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt can meet with Claris Yeuell when he is in Alabama but he won't give an interview. Roosevelt is comfortable with any attacks he receives from the planned visit to Booker T. Washington at the Tuskegee Institute.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Interviews; Press and politics; Travel; Presidents--Relations with African Americans; Alabama; Tuskegee Institute; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-09-07

The State's survey

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South Carolina isn't concerned about the appointment of George R. Koester.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Race relations; South Carolina; McLaurin, John Lowndes, 1860-1934; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10

Newspaper article on race and George R. Koester

Description:

President Roosevelt's decision to host Booker T. Washington at the White House has caused race relations in the South to deteriorate. The writer also states Roosevelt's "sporting blood" must have impacted his decision to appoint George R. Koester, who has a history of violence against African Americans.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Race relations; Lynching; Equality; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Washington (D.C.); Southern States; White House (Washington, D.C.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10

Transcript of a statement from John Lowndes McLaurin

Description:

Senator McLaurin describes President Roosevelt's White House dinner with Booker T. Washington as a customary courtesy and not a breech of inter-racial boundaries and etiquette. A handwritten note by George B. Cortelyou says, "Not used. The President said he did not want anyone to make any explanation for him."

Resource Type: Transcript

Subject: Racism--Political aspects; Race relations; Presidents--Racial attitudes; Etiquette; White House (Washington, D.C.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10

Roosevelt and the South

Description:

The writer supports President Roosevelt's consultations with Booker T. Washington regarding Southern policy and political appointments. Under Republican administrations, Southern appointments have been controlled by professional, machine politicians that don't look after the best interests of their communities. Roosevelt appears to be making an effort to alter the situation.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Political ethics; Political parties--Planning; Political parties--Philosophy; African Americans--Politics and government; Race relations; Southern States; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1901-10-01

Typical Roosevelt appointments

Description:

This newspaper article supports President Roosevelt's recent appointments and his use of "fitness" as the primary criteria for candidates.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; Jones, Thomas Goode, 1844-1914

Date: 1901-10-08

Letter from Richard Harding Davis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Richard Harding Davis supports President Roosevelt's decision to host Booker T. Washington at the White House and describes the decision as an "act of every day civility." The South doesn't realize that the Civil War is over and that the slave question has been decided.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Dinners and dining; Etiquette; African Americans--Politics and government; African Americans--Civil rights; Racism; Race relations; Press and politics; Southern States; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Date: 1901-10-17

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