|Call Number/Catalog Number||B 0083|
|Title||Rumors Can Cost Lives at Home as Well as at Sea The Rumor of a Pending Race Riot Has Been Palnted in This City YOU MUST HELP STOP IT|
|Description||Memorandum To: The Citizens of Washington, From: The Minorities Workshop regarding a May 3-May 7, 1943 rumor of an impending race riot following the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practices's public hearing that found the Capital Transit Compnay guilty of discrimination in hiring. The Minorities Workshop is described as "an inter-racial group of individiauls interested in research, analysis and activites on problems of minorities."|
Minorities -- Washington (D.C.) -- Political activity.
Minorities Washington (D.C.)
Picketing -- Washington (D.C.)
Race relations--Washington (D.C.)
Riots -- Washington (D.C.)
Little Palace Cafeteria
Capital Transit Company
Capital Transit Company.
Fair employment practices
|Date||10 May 1943|
Hamilton, Albert W.
Weaver, George, Jr.
|Dates of Creation||10 May 1943|
|Level of description||Item|
|Notes||The successful April 1943 sit-in by Howard University students referenced in this broadside occurred at Little Palace Cafeteria at 14th and U streets NW; within days the restaurant's dining room was open to African-Americans. The next year another student sit-in was staged at Thompson's Restaurant at 11th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW but was eventually shut down by university administration.|