Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles G. Washburn
During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt did meet with Booker T. Washington to discuss the appointment of Judge Jones but he was not going to appoint Jones solely on Washington's recommendation. The dinner with Washington created a scandal even though Roosevelt had previously socialized with African Americans. The dinner was a mistake as it was certain to be misunderstood. Roosevelt misjudged the intellectual and moral state of Southern whites and African Americans.
Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Charles G. Washburn.
Theodore Roosevelt Papers.
Library of Congress Manuscript Division.
Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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Post-Presidential Years (1913-January 6, 1919)
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