Somerville Republican City Committee

April 24, 2014

Title: Somerville Republican City Committee Date: August 7, 1918 Location: Somerville, Massachusetts Context: Massachusetts Governor Coolidge gives strong support for the equal rights of African Americans and for the American effort in fighting World War I. (Original document available here) Coming into your presence in ordinary times, gentlemen of the committee, I should be inclined to direct your attention […]

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Equality of Rights

April 24, 2014

Title: Equality of Rights Date: August 9, 1924 Location: The White House, Washington, DC Context: President Coolidge responds to a man offended by the prospect of a non-white man being nominated to be a Republican nominee for Congress in the state of New York. (Original document available here) Letter to Mr. Charles F. Gardner My dear Sir: Your letter […]

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