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C. M. Moates, M.D. of Leavenworth (Leavenworth County) writes Governor Edward W. Hoch of Topeka (Shawnee County) concerning the segregation of Kansas City (Kans.) High School. Moates requests the Governor veto a bill recently passed by the Kansas Legislature which would segregate the school by building a separate building for black children. The letter reminds the Governor of the Republican Party's traditional stand for Negro rights, cites the dominance of the Republican Party in Kansas, and charges the Kansas Republican Party as behaving like Democrats. The letter notes that the Democratic dominated legislature in Arkansas was considering similar legislation. The letter also cites the efforts of John Brown and Daniel Reed Anthony to make Kansas a free state. Moates claims at some point the Republic Party will need Negro votes and that this law will drive Negroes from the party. He also claims high school segregation will incite trouble between the races. Governor Hoch signed the bill on February 22, 1905. See K. L. Browne to Governor Edward Hoch, February 18, 1905.
Creator: Moates, C. M.
Date: February 21, 1905
Item Number: 207883
Call Number: Governor's Records, Hoch, Box 20 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207883
Collections - State Archives - Governor's Records - Hoch, Edward W.
Date - 1900s - 1905
Education - Secondary
Education - Segregation and desegregation
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Civil rights
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Hoch, Edward Wallis
Government and Politics - State Government - Legislature
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Discrimination - Segregation
People - Children
People - Notable Kansans - Hoch, Edward Wallis, 1849-1925
Places - Cities and towns - Kansas City
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Counties - Wyandotte
Places - Other States - Arkansas
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Progressive Era, 1900-1916
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records - Correspondence
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters