Vintage Telegram Thursday: Lillie Carroll Jackson
#1955Telegram from #LillieCarrollJackson, President of #NAACP (#402DolphinStreet)to pioneering #CityCouncilman #WalterTDixon:
"1200 citizens at NAACP membership meeting at #SharpStreetMemorialMethodistChurch #DolphinandEttingStreet unanimously voted to respectively urge you to vote and work for the passage of FEPC in this city council."
The FEPC she referred to was the #FairEmploymentPracticeCommittee, established in 1941 by #PresidentFranklinDRoosevelt to prevent discrimination against African Americans in defense and government jobs.
This is a part of a civil rights project that Nanny Jack & Co, LLC is working on. More details in the future!
Our archives contains literally hundreds of telegrams to and from Black folks from the 1890s until the 1970s.
Courtesy of Nanny Jack & Co Archives