Book/Printed Material Open letter to President McKinley

[ Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection copy ]

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Title
Open letter to President McKinley
Summary
A letter from prominent African American citizens of Boston to President McKinley protesting presidential inaction and toleration of racial prejudice, discrimination, and recent violence against blacks in the South. They plead for a guarantee of all civil rights for US blacks as set forth in the Constitution, especially in the South, to enable African Americans to rise out of poverty, ignorance, and social degradation. The letter is signed by several prominent Boston African Americans.
Contributor Names
Colored National League.
Barnett, I. D., (Isaiah D.)
Grimké, Archibald Henry, 1849-1930.
Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
African American Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[Boston : s.n., 1899]
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Civil rights
-  African Americans--Massachusetts
-  Charles Street A.M.E. Church (Boston, Mass.)
Genre
Letters--Massachusetts--Boston--1899
Notes
-  Cover title.
-  Read at a mass meeting, held in the Charles Street Church, October 3rd, 1899, by Archibald H. Grimké, chairman of the committee. Cf. p. [1].
-  Signed: I.D. Barnett, president. Edward E. Brown, vice-president ... [et al.]
-  "Not as suppliants do we present our claims but as American citizens" -- Cover.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
11 p. ; 23 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E185.3 .C71
E449 .D16 vol. 17, no. 22
E449 .D16 vol. 21, no. 5
E185 .A254 container C, no. 58 Formerly part of YA Collection: YA 17754. Source unknown.
E185 .Z9 box 1, no. 27
Library of Congress Control Number
12002899
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Description
A letter from prominent African American citizens of Boston to President McKinley protesting presidential inaction and toleration of racial prejudice, discrimination, and recent violence against blacks in the South. They plead for a guarantee of all civil rights for US blacks as set forth in the Constitution, especially in the South, to enable African Americans to rise out of poverty, ignorance, and social degradation. The letter is signed by several prominent Boston African Americans.
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https://lccn.loc.gov/12002899
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Chicago citation style:

Colored National League, I. D Barnett, Archibald Henry Grimké, Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection, and African American Pamphlet Collection. Open letter to President McKinley. [Boston: s.n, 1899] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/12002899/.

APA citation style:

Colored National League, Barnett, I. D., Grimké, A. H., Daniel Murray Pamphlet Collection & African American Pamphlet Collection. (1899) Open letter to President McKinley. [Boston: s.n] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/12002899/.

MLA citation style:

Colored National League, et al. Open letter to President McKinley. [Boston: s.n, 1899] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/12002899/>.