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This correspondence concerns the efforts of Senator Arthur Capper to get William T. Bradshaw a job with the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. As an African American lawyer from Topeka, Kansas, Mr. Bradshaw found it difficult to secure employment with the U.S. Government due to the color of his skin. As a result, Mr. Bradshaw turned to Capper for help due to his record of good relations with the African American community. After receiving news of Mr. Bradshaw's difficulties, Capper exerted a great deal of effort to help Bradshaw because he considered him to be "the best man in Kansas to fill a responsible position" in the Department of Justice.

Creator: Bradshaw, William T.
Date: May 06, 1942-June 18, 1942

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This collection of items can be used to highlight the difficulties faced by African Americans during World War II.

11th Grade, Benchmark 2, Race and ethnic relations (indicator 7)

Item Number: 217576
Call Number: Arthur Capper Coll. #12, Box 16, Folder: Negroes
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217576

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