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In this letter to John H. Johnson, editor of the Negro Digest, Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas addresses the fact that African Americans living in Washington D.C. had "no voice in the Federal Government." According to Capper, African Americans in D.C. were "deprived of this right simply because a certain element is prejudiced against them, and does not want them to enjoy the rights that are given whites and colored in other states."

Creator: Capper, Arthur, 1865-1951
Date: September 13, 1947

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This item can be used in conjunction with other material on Race and ethnic relations during the period surrounding World War II. While this particular item was typed in 1947, it is a useful piece of coresspondence that highlights a significant issue of the 1930-1945 period.

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

Item Number: 217599
Call Number: Arthur Capper Coll. #12, Box 16 Folder: Negroes
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 217599

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