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Charles W. Waddell to Governor George Hodges

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Creator: Waddell, Charlis, W

Date: June 28, 1914

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's records, Hodges, Box 11 Folder 4

Unit ID: 214817

Summary: This letter from Charles W. Waddell was sent to Governor George Hodges to express his thoughts on the possible passage of a Jim Crow law in Kansas. Waddell, a Wisconsin resident and a supporter of Jim Crow, claimed that if the people of Kansas understood who the Negro was, then the law would pass with little opposition. In Waddell's letter he suggests that Governor Hodges supports the passing of the Jim Crow law. Hodges had made a speech to the Kansas House of Representatives in January of 1913 publicly discouraging the passing of any Jim Crow laws in Kansas. The Jim Crow law did not pass. Blacks in Kansas did experience discrimination from Jim Crow laws such as poll taxing and segregated elementary schools. Jim Crow laws were not officially outlawed nationwide until the mid to late 1960s.

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Title (Main title): Charles W. Waddell to Governor George Hodges


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