Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

Harry S. Truman and Civil Rights

Documents

1948

Report Submitted by Dwight R. G. Palmer, Treatment of Civil Rights in the Platform of the Democratic Party
       ca. 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

"A Minimum Civil Rights Program for the Eightieth Congress"
       January 8, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

George M. Elsey to Philleo Nash With Related Material
       ca. February, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

S.L. Brissie to Harry S. Truman
       February 2, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Channing H. Tobias and Walter White to Miscellaneous National Organizations
       February 2, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Edgar A. Padgett to Harry S. Truman
       February 5, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Joseph Cadden, Civil Rights Congress to Harry S. Truman
       February 5, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Roland B. Gittelsohn to Harry S. Truman
       February 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Frank W. Boykin to Matthew J. Connelly With Related Material
       February 6, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

John Thurber Coates to Harry S. Truman
       February 6, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

J.V. Dowtin to Harry S. Truman
       February 6, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

Albert Winston Henderson, Jr. to Harry S. Truman
       February 11, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Mrs. T.R. Newton to Harry S. Truman
       February 11, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

House Joint Resolution 326
       February 12, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Fanny Molner, Community Affairs Committee, K.A.M. Temple Sisterhood to Harry S. Truman, With Attachment
       February 28, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

W. J. Walls to Harry S. Truman, With a Reply From William D. Hassett
       March 6, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Donald S. Dawson to Clark M. Clifford with Related Materials
       March 8, 1948    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Telegram, William D. Hassett to Bernard J. Sheil With Related Material
       March 9, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Charles R. Holloman to Harry S. Truman
       March 12, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

“Declaration of Negro Voters,” National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
       March 27, 1948    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between John R. Steelman and Hallie Farmer
       March 31, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

Elmo M. McCray, Jr. to Harry S. Truman
       April 19, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

E.J. Franklin to Harry S. Truman
       May 12, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

David K. Niles to Rebecca C. Simonson
       May 26, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

Correspondence Between William D. Hassett and Charles P. Taft
       June 18, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Walter White, With Related Material
       June 19, 1948    View (7 pages)    |    (PDF)

Kenneth M. Birkhead to Philleo Nash with Attached Material
       June 29, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Matthew J. Connelly to David K. Niles, With Related Material
       July 30, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

David K. Niles to William L. Patterson, With Related Material
       August 2, 1948    View (8 pages)    |    (PDF)

Elmer W. Henderson to Clark M. Clifford
       August 18, 1948    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

October

William L. Patterson to Harry S. Truman, With Related Material
       October 28, 1948    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

November

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Ruby Hurley
       November 7, 1948    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Correspondence Between John S. Stamm and Harry S. Truman
       December 14, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Matthew J. Connelly to David K. Niles, With Attachments
       December 15, 1948    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Matthew J. Connelly and Walter B. Huber
       December 15, 1948    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Oscar L. Chapman to Walter White, With Related Material
       December 20, 1948    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

1949

"Civil Rights Are Not Standing Still"
       ca. 1949    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Statement and Analysis by the Attorney General Concerning Proposed Civil Rights Act of 1949, HR. 4682, S.R. 1725
       ca. 1949    View (41 pages)    |    (PDF)

January

National Citizens’ Council on Civil Rights to Harry S. Truman, With Attached Materials
       January 12, 1949    View (10 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft of Civil Rights Legislation
       January 27, 1949    View (17 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Matthew J. Connelly to Charles S. Murphy, With Related Material
       February 4, 1949    View (11 pages)    |    (PDF)

Walter White to Branch Presidents of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
       February 21, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Stephen J. Spingarn to Donald S. Dawson, With Attachments
       March 9, 1949    View (16 pages)    |    (PDF)

Walter White to J. Howard McGrath
       March 15, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Stephen J. Spingarn to Clark M. Clifford
       March 21, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Stephen J. Spingarn to Clark M. Clifford
       March 25, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Stephen J. Spingarn to Clark M. Clifford
       March 29, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Channing H. Tobias to David K. Niles With Related Material
       March 31, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

April

J. A. Krug to Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       April 4, 1949    View (9 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry S. Truman to Mary T. Norton With Related Correspondence
       April 5, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Guy Moffett to Donald S. Dawson, With Attached Material
       April 12, 1949    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Harry Daniels to Donald A. Dawson With Attachment
       April 24, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Arthur G. Klein to Harry S. Truman, With Attachments
       May 3, 1949    View (12 pages)    |    (PDF)

Frances J. Mannix to Harry S. Truman, With a Reply From David K. Niles
       May 10, 1949    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Dave Dandridge to Harry S. Truman, With a Reply From David K. Niles
       May 10, 1949    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Stephen J. Spingarn to Clark M. Clifford
       May 17, 1949    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

June

John W. McCormack to Matthew J. Connelly
       June 2, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

Philleo Nash to David K. Niles With Related Material
       June 7, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

December

Stephen J. Spingarn to Clark M. Clifford
       December 19, 1949    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1950

January

Dudley Weinberg to Harry S. Truman, With Reply From David Niles
       January 19, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. to Harry S. Truman, With Referral
       January 20, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Matthew J. Connelly to David K. Niles, With Attached Letter from Charles E. Bennett to Harry S. Truman
       January 30, 1950    View (3 pages)    |    (PDF)

February

Roy Wilkins to Harry S. Truman, With Referral
       February 8, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

March

Stephen J. Spingarn to Charles S. Murphy
       March 1, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

Correspondence Between Leroy Chandler and Joseph G. Feeney
       March 1, 1950    View (5 pages)    |    (PDF)

Draft Letter, William H. Boyle, Jr. to Henry Davis
       March 2, 1950    View (6 pages)    |    (PDF)

May

Memo From Stephen J. Spingarn
       May 16, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

July

Harry J. Davenport to Matthew J. Connelly With Related Material
       July 24, 1950    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)

August

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Mary McLeod Bethune
       ca. August, 1950    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1951

December

“Mr. President Take Notice: Why they Call it the Solid South”
       December 19, 1951    View (1 page)    |    (PDF)

1952

July

Harry S. Truman to William L. Dawson
       July 28, 1952    View (2 pages)    |    (PDF)

1953

January

Correspondence Between Harry S. Truman and Roy Wilkins
       January 14, 1953    View (4 pages)    |    (PDF)