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Western Union Telegram February 1949 Filibuster NAACP
Here is a piece of our United States of America history in an original telegram from the library of Senator Glen Hearst Taylor, 1904-1984, Senate Years of Service: 1945-1951, Democrat; from Walter Francis White. It is in perfect condition and I can give the provenance upon request. Walter Francis White (July 1, 1893 - March 21, 1955) was an American civil rights activist who led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for almost a quarter of a century. He directed a broad program of legal challenges to segregation and disfranchisement. WESTERN UNION Telegram dated Feb. 21, 1949 4:00 a.m. “SEN GLEN H TAYLOR SENATE OFFICE BLDG WASHDC WE SINCERELY TRUST YOU WILL BE PRESENT AT DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ON FILIBUSTER SATURDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 5 AND GIVE US YOU UTMOST SUPPORT TO MYERS RESOLUTION TO INVOKE CLOTURE BY MAJORITY VOTE WALTER WHITE SECY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE.
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