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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
Collection Broadside collection
Object Name Broadside
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."
Subjects African Americans
Minorities -- Washington (D.C.) -- Political activity.
Minorities Washington (D.C.)
Minorities--Employment--United States.
Picketing -- Washington (D.C.)
Race relations--Washington (D.C.)
Riots -- Washington (D.C.)
Search Terms Minorities Workshop
Little Palace Cafeteria
Capital Transit Company
Capital Transit Company.
Fair employment practices
Date 10 May 1943
People Anderson, W.S.
Fox, Ida
Hamilton, Albert W.
McPeek, Francis
Moorman, Natalie
Murray, Pauli
Perry, Leslie
Vanderhoop, Helen
Ware, Caroline
Weaver, George, Jr.
Dates of Creation 10 May 1943
Extent 1 sheet
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.